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You are sooo sweet. Am sure many can resist though. I don’t think anyone would describe my writing as ‘populist’, let alone sought after by the mainstream: still, ‘art’ will have its way, one way or another. The title and original piece emerged from exchanges I had at the time with a very talented writer in India Eroteme Thinks and tragic tsunami that hit Japan: Small, ordinary acts were magnified for me into moments of profound significance. I’d like to think I’ve earned a certain humility since to explore these themes more expansively into a small collection. We’re each woven into ‘Once Upon a time’ and encountering any, without a history of my own (purposefully shed), makes each encounter for me, a beautiful lesson.

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