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When a court determines any question with respect to... the upbringing of a child... the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration.
It was common enough, to see so much death and want a child. Common, therefore human, and he wanted it all the more. When the wounded were screaming, you dreamed of sharing a little house somewhere, of an ordinary life, a family line, connection.
I was an intimate sort of child who never spoke up in groups. I preferred close friends.
The lost child was everyone's property. But Stephen was alone.
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While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
June 21, 1948
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