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September 19, 2011


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Looking forward.


I love this painting... Jane Hirshfield's poem about it, "The Sweetness of Apples, of Figs," is worth tracking down as well.

I look forward to your posts!


Oh yes, this is going to be another great week at the Ox Herder! Nice one, and thank you!
Marcus _/\_

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