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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 4, December 2013

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Padmini Krishnan
Singapore


The Monastery

I sit inside the walls of the monastery with a young monk. As a child, he had been pledged by his family to serve the monastery. His eyes are sad as he says that he longs for the world outside. He is tired of the confinement and his uncontrollable desires, but fears the implications of stepping outside.

dusk
new monks wait
to be ordained

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