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The ancient people had a sophisticated way of predicting weather. They had flourishing boat building and jewelry industries… In the 1800s, the men were shy and since courtship customs were a bit difficult to follow, they expressed their feelings through … Continue reading

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Wonder and mystery

I was born with the gift of rain, an ancient soothsayer in an even more ancient temple once told me. This was back in a time when I did not believe in fortune-tellers, when the world was not yet filled … Continue reading

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Tan interrupted. “But the British have held India by their guns for over a hundred years.” “You are mistaken,” said Poya. “The British hold India down by their charm.” “What charm?” said Tan, gulping with surprise. “By being handsome,” said … Continue reading

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Unladylike ebullience

They climbed the embankment of Osawa Pond for a brief look at the cherries there, and went on past the temple gates – the Temple of the Great Awakening, the Temple of Clean Coolness, the Temple of the Heavenly Dragon … Continue reading