“Once learned, such truths cannot be unlearned, they can only be stubbornly denied.”
“…on yet another level I am horrified by the tension that comes with seeing one too many coincidences; having read and remembered one too many familiar stories.”
“Consider a home that should have been condemned years ago; a home that should never have been built in the first place.”
“I come back to this quote now and again — not verbatim, just the operative tones and phrases of it.”
“How?” we ask. “Why? Have you not seen and heard this buffoon?”
“Wait,” you will say. “That’s not right at all.”
Of complicated emotions and the worst of our fellow citizens.