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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015

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J. Zimmerman
Yosemite, California, USA


Questions to My Twin About Breakages

Did you ever stare at a vase of roses until the vase cracked? Does the likelihood of shattering increase with the vase's value? Do you think that giving advice is helpful after something gets broken? Does its helpfulness decrease if spoken in an avenging-angel tone of rebuke? How often have you asserted, "I didn't touch it" when you did? What percent of the time do you believe an adult when they say that? Is it higher or lower for a child? How often do you break something in the home of another? Is that more often than you break something in your own home? Is it ten thousand times more fun to break something deliberately than something accidentally? Or vice versa? Do you adore stamping on plates at a Greek celebration?

your arm's pink cast
covered with our names
drought-breaking rain

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