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August 01, 2007


goethe.jpg What to give to the man or woman who has everything? Only this: a hand-written letter containing three elements — acknowledgment of their misfortune, an expression of hope that in the future they will at last find happiness, peace and a good conscience; and a sincere wish that it were possible for them to have a second try at shaping their life along more adequate lines. Finally, the letter should be signed with your own first name and in parentheses following the name you should inscribe the phrase "a fellow-sufferer", underlined twice.

Posted by njenkins at August 1, 2007 07:08 PM

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