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mark rothko, Sharmila irom, baudelaire, mclluhan, beethoven, milan kudhera, rob dougan, Fransisco Danconio, Muse, Bjork, Raza, Duchemp, Banksy, Doris Lessing...
creators.
some forgotten. some lost in the fog of memory. some fictional.
all alive.
their breath, their thoughts, their actions, their stories
shape our lives.
Like falling from clouds, leaving indistinct erasable marks on them. we are.
its people like these who piece us together, breath in us the life that strides confident on grounds concrete made of the fertile compost of once dead forefathers.
thank you for letting me walk. i owe my life to you.

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