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Even on the Greatest Subjects Too Much Can Be Said

ISSUE:  Summer 2016

— Montaigne

You can oversell
the sea, say, or
the way we miss
the dead. The littlest
bit of absence excites
oceans. And of oceans
the less said the
better: the wet beyond
the land: we have a
built-in hair-trigger
primed to understand.


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