By Joan Didion
Inez Victor is familiar with that the key casualty of the political existence is reminiscence. however the humans round Inez have made careers out of wasting song. Her senator husband desires to fail to remember the failure of his final bid for the presidency. Her husband's handler would prefer the clicking to disregard that Inez's father is a assassin. And, in 1975, the yr within which a lot of this bitterly humorous novel is decided, the USA is doing its most sensible to lose song of its one-time customer, the lethally hemorrhaging republic of South Vietnam.As conceived by way of Joan Didion, those personages and occasions represent the terminal fallout of democracy, a fallout that still contains fact-finding junkets, senatorial groupies, the foreign hands marketplace, and the Orwellian newspeak of the political category. relocating deftly from Honolulu to Jakarta, among romance, farce, and tragedy, Democracy is a journey de strength from a author who can dissect a whole society with a unmarried word.
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You caused grass to grow. You brought food out of the earth. You traveled the mighty oceans. You stilled the raging seas. You dwell in all generations. You are clothed with honor and wrapped with majesty and rich in love. You are our everlasting God. 30 June 1995 Nassau, Bahamas 48 When I Heard from the Tax Man When I read the auditor’s letter, I squirmed at an invitation to be his guest, After I had spent a $6,000 tax refund, How soon I became ill, Until the audit was over, I piled three boxes of evidence on his desk, In a plush office tower suite.
Ascended the Heavens for us. will come again for us. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 20 Citizens in Heaven He was born for us and for our salvation. ) He was the son of a carpenter. ) He taught us how to pray. ) He spread the Word of God. ) He was crucified on the Cross. ) He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. ) 21 How Beautiful, O God How beautiful are the clouds, I thank you, God, for the gift of sight. How beautiful is the earth, I thank you for the gift of feeling. How beautiful are the birds in the morning, I thank you for the gift of joy.
26 New Year I resolve To eat right To walk more To laugh often To serve well To forgive mistakes To love deeply To read widely To slow down To fight racism To teach hard To go forward To be happy. 27 Advice I Wish I Had Taken Earlier in Life Expect pain when growing, be strong, kind and sensitive without signs of weakness demonstrated. Be brave in taking risks that stretch the mind, build the heart, and nurture the soul; forgive yourself of past mistakes with hope, dreams, intercepted light; cultivate roses in the sun, below the moon…listen to your inner voice.