restricted access Victims of the Wedding 12: Window in a Cul-de-Sac

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48 Victims of the Wedding 12 Window in a Cul-de-Sac That landscape had been damaged; there were scars. The man and the woman walked out in the early morning and went to work with spading forks and hoes. By midmorning all evidence of the war had been smoothed over; by lunchtime, there were new gardens everywhere: herbs grew on the sites of foxholes, a burnt-out half-track provided the structure for a raised vegetable bed; there were flowers growing along the boundaries of no man’s land. It’s interesting, the angel said, how easily humans absorb history and remake it as if it had never happened. You’d think they’d wear out with it. It’s different for them than for you and me, the daemon said, they are able to forget because they are capable of ecstasy. ...