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The Writer’s Almanac for December 29, 2014

December 29th, 2014

Episode 69 of 747 episodes

Every day, I drive by the grave of my fiancee’s father. She lost him when she was one. He’s our intimate stranger, our guardian angel, floating a la Chagall just above our heads. I go to him for love-lessons. He touches my hand with that tenderness the dead have for the living. When I touch... Read more »