Family history, of course, has its proper dietary laws. One is supposed to swallow and digest only the permitted parts of it, the halal portions of the past, drained of their redness, their blood. Unfortunately, this makes the stories less juicy...
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Everything has shape, if you look for it. There is no escape from form.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
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