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It was the first smile of my life. Of course, that is a ridiculous thing to say; I had been smiled at often, the big man had smiled at me not a minute since. And yet I say: it was the first smile, because it was the first that ever went straight into me like a needle too thin to be seen.
It's one of the things I love about the sea, the way you can see weather afar. It's like looking at the future.
There's no way out of this, it's stark: live or die. Every given moment a bubble that bursts. Step on, from one to the next, ever onwards, a rainbow of stepping stones, each bursting softly as your foot touches and passes on. Till one step finds only empty air. Till that step, live.
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In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
Carol Birch is an English novelist, lecturer and book critic. She also teaches creative writing.
Jamrach's Menagerie (2011)
Turn Again Home (2003)
The Naming of Eliza Quinn (2005)
Life in the palace (1988)
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