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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

for the briefest turn

From the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

For just a moment, just a hint of a moment, really, I forgot my grandfather had died. I know it makes no sense. He died seven years ago, but, as I was reading in Atonement of a tank attack in France, I had the sudden, very strong urge to talk to my grandfather about World War II.

I'm not sure he would have engaged the conversation - I'm not sure I actually would have properly initiated it - were things other than how they are.

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