...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Chittagong District. Bangladesh:

It was the cyclone in 1991. The girl Sufia in Anwara, was an orphan and had lost all her family members. I saw her sitting in front of where her home had been and wondered what would happen to this orphan child. I needn't have worried. One doesn't stay an orphan for long in rural Bangladesh. She was soon taken into another family. The generosity of the poor has always amazed me. Those who have little to feed themselves always find enough to feed another.
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