Once

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Everyone onceonce only.  Just once and no more.
And we also once.  Never again.  But this having been
once, although only once, to have been of the earth,
seems irrevocable.

—Rainer Maria Rilke


For 20 children and 6 adults in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, “Once” has proven to be shockingly short.  Peace be with them and their families.


Sources: Image – amorecheiro. Quote: A Poet Reflects.

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