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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019
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David Jacobs
London, UK


Position of Strength

We're on our way to the beach but my six-year-old isn't thinking sandcastles.

"Daddy, will we be going to the toy shop today?"

"I don't think so darling. We went yesterday."

Further on:

"Daddy, will we be going to the toy shop . . . tomorrow?"

"I don't know, darling, maybe, we'll have to see."

Nearing the beach:

"Daddy, what does 'maybe' mean?"

"Maybe means maybe."

A morning of swimming, splashing, rock pools, crab spotting, cricket. We wander back to the promenade in search of sustenance.

"Daddy, I think maybe means yes."

chocolate fudge
giving in to
the sound of the sea

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