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The Writer’s Almanac for March 5, 2015

March 5th, 2015

Episode 135 of 994 episodes

So many things you’d not have thought of until they were given. Even the simple— a cottage cheese sandwich, a heron’s contractable neck. You eat. You look. Then you look back and it’s over. This life. This flood— unbargained for as lasting love was— of lasting oddness.

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