The Shadow
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The Shadow

The Land of Enough

“Who is rich? One who is happy with their portion.”

– The Mishnah

My mother died on Christmas Eve, 1961, when I was four, my sister six and our father recently back from the Korean War, where he had witnessed so much carnage close up — including the time he lost a mate in a literal flash, standing just yards away. “He was there and then he wasn’t.”

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