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July 9, 2008


Cleaning the machine...

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David: Tradition

I’ve had purpose since the day I was born: to clean the machine. Like my father before me, I trained, studied, and practiced for the day I would be called upon to clean the machine.

My father went to clean the machine when I was a child. He never returned, and his presumed death was celebrated, for the machine would continue to operate by his sacrifice.

I have raised my oldest to prepare for the day when he too will be called to clean the machine. Yet I worry. He is almost grown, and I have yet to be summoned.

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