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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Desperate straits call for desperate measures. A drowning person will clutch at straws or lash about as if to grasp the stars strewn across the heavens. Straw is also strewn; the words are , to my surprise. To grasp at stars imparts a kind of noble but hopeless beauty to your struggles.
“There must be something – something you can do. Are you full certain that you cannot pull out?”
“Yes, I’m certain,” he replied quietly.
I tried to think of more possibilities, but I felt that I was grasping at stars.
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