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Video of The Week — The Sagan Series (Pt 3) – A Reassuring Fable   Leave a comment

I subscribe to the blog, Scriptor Obscura. This morning she shared a video posted on the Facebook page, “The Sagan Series.” If you are looking for some “food for thought,” this just might be more than many can chew. This series was first broadcast on PBS in 1980 and it is still generating plenty of discussion today — sometimes, with little civility. Like almost all of Sagan’s work, it’s a great video.


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Guest Writer — Scriptor Obscura   1 comment

It is my pleasure to have Scriptor Obscura as my guest writer. Her blog is one of several to which I subscribe. I have invited her to be a regular guest and I hope you like her work as much as I do.

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Munich, 1941

by Scriptor Obscura

He wears his best suit,
she clutches her purse.
He holds her arm as they walk away,
leaving behind his great-great grandfather’s Torah
with its cover of gold thread,
sitting on the mantel.

They don’t speak
as they board the streetcar.
Sitting in the back row,
They hold hands, hardly daring
to look at each other.

At the next stop,
a young Gestapo officer boards,
pistol holstered,
his armband a reminder of
the constant presence of death.

The policeman advances down the aisle,
checking each passenger’s papers.
In the back row,
he can’t breathe
his pulse thunders in his ears
she squeezes his hand.
Then he thinks of it.
He can’t tell her.

“You stupid bitch! You worthless cow!
How could you forget our papers?!
You stupid, stupid woman!
How could you do such a thing?!
You good-for-nothing bitch!”

She stares at him, tears of
bewilderment filling her eyes.
Keep crying, he thinks.
It will be more believable this way.

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Posted February 4, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Guests, Information, Life, Peace & War, Photography, Poetry

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