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I loved him in that moment, lo...

I loved him in that moment, loved him more than I'd ever loved anyone, and I wanted to to tell them all that I was the snake in the grass, the monster in the lake. I wasn't worthy of this sacrifice; I was a liar, a cheat, a thief. And I would have told, except that a part of me was glad. Glad that this would all be over with soon. Baba would dismiss them, there would be some pain, but life would move on. I wanted that, to move on, to forget, to start with a clean slate. I wanted to be able to breathe again.

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I opened my mouth, almost said...

I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.

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I now know that some people fe...

I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.

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A story is like a moving train...

A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop onboard, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.

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He is annoyed with their lack ...

He is annoyed with their lack of interest, their blithe ignorance of the arbitrary genetic lottery that has granted them their privileged lives.

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In her smile, Idris sees how l...

In her smile, Idris sees how little of the world he has known, even at thirty-five years of age, its savageness, its cruelty, its boundless brutality.

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The ordinary, utterly mundane ...

The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing. The word 'senseless' springs to mind, and Idris thwarts it. It's what people always say. A senseless act of violence. A senseless murder. As if you could commit sensible murder.

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People in the countryside carr...

People in the countryside carry a sense of dignity. They wear it, don't they? Like a badge? I'm being genuine.

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I may not agree with all or ev...

I may not agree with all or even most of the tribal traditions, but it seems ti me that, out there, people live more authentic lives. They have a sturdiness about them. A refreshing humility. Hospitality too. And resilience. A sense of pride.

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"Танец будущего" Айседоры Дункан

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Айседора Дункан, великая танцовщица, жена поэта Сергея Есенина вошла в историю не просто как танцовщица, она по праву считается реформатором танца. Ее движения рождались из музыки и эти пластичные дви...