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THIS WORLD IS NOT A CLOCK

This world is not a clock.
Did you think it was?
Ignore the ticking that's growing
louder. It can't be wound
back. A slow clock can be pulled
to time. A fast one, brought up
short. But a world is large. It keeps
spinning, and has no
reverse gear. What's lost is lost forever in
cold deep space. And not even
a second can be retrieved on
the path leading from September 10.

October 2001

 


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