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Aramaic

"I try to translate the Aramaic of the sky."
Sean Thomas Dougherty, Tamir Rice

Death

"Death is such a monumental breakage in our logical understanding of the world that it fractures our language, our behavior — it excuses, in its way, almost anything. To touch a relative stranger’s beard suddenly seems perfectly reasonable — a weirdly urgent affirmation of life."
Sam Anderson, writing for NYT New Sentences