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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Do We Not Bleed

Yes, I am crying, although I am a man.
But has not a man eyes? Has not a man hands, limbs, heart, thoughts and passions
Does he not live by the same food,
is he not wounded by the same weapons,
warmed and cooled by the same summer and winter as a woman?

If you prick us do we not bleed?
If you tickle us do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?
Why should a man be forbidden to
Complain, or a soldier to weep?
Because it is unmanly?
Why is it unmanly?

August Strindberg, quoting William Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'

My friend was mugged 2 weeks before his wedding. Damn robbers. There is a God, whether you believe in Him or not. Life is short, but the afterlife is eternal.

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