Thursday, August 26, 2004

An Amiable Child

She asked: "Do you know what that is?"
“No. A gravestone?”
“Yes. It reads as follows: Erected to the Memory/Of an Amiable Child/St. Claire Pollock/Died 15 July 1797/In the Fifth Year of his Age. It’s up by Riverside Church. A child. Caged off in perpetuity from everything that goes on around it. Hold that image in your mind. You’ll need it later. Trust me. It’s going to look like a game, but it’s not."

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