It felt more important to have a darling and children
Than to live a story.
We have vignettes
of love and work and study.
I tried hard to be good.
I had to make up for the gifts that god, the fairies, or genetics did not give me.
What is certainly true except vignettes?
You my love have been compassionate and brave.
I think the names
Of love, courage, compassion, diligence, honour,
and some others as if they were gods.
Paul Anthony Hutchinson
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