Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.
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I'm serious. I don't know how you work like that. My school shit is better organized, and I'm not in the business of World Domination.
You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence.
If religion is the opiate of the people, tradition is an even more sinister analgesic, simply because it rarely appears sinister. If religion is a tight band, a throbbing vein, and a needle, tradition is a far homelier concoction: poppy seeds ground into tea; a sweet cocoa drink laced with cocaine; the kind of thing your grandmother might have made.
It wasn't like the spare rooms of immigrants - packed to the rafters with all that they have ever possessed, no matter how defective or damaged, mountains of odds and ends - the stand testament to the fact that they have things now, where before they had nothing.
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