Who cares anyway? Or do we?

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“In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness. And God said, “Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done.” And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke.
Man blinked. “What is the purpose of all this?” he asked politely.
“Everything must have a purpose?” asked God.
“Certainly,” said man.
“Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this,” said God.
And He went away.” ―Kurt Vonnegut Continue reading “Who cares anyway? Or do we?”

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Street Smart

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Lalita grabbed her notebook and a pencil from her new school bag, giving her runny nose a quick wipe with back of her grimy hand.

Her uncle and guardian, a daily wage laborer, looked on disapprovingly from the door of his tiny hut.
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