Remembrance in Spacetime

Remembrance in Spacetime

TOPIC

Having given life to their lucky child, my parents embarked on a long journey. Life and near-death experiences on three continents, and on the North Atlantic, occurred during their quest for more life, which succeeded beyond reasonable expectation. They earned their full life. May their souls rest in peace.

Vanquished

  • SPACETIME
<div>It was a typical winter day --- safe but very cold. Temperatures occasionally reached the [point at which Fahrenheit and Celsius become indistinguishable](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%88%9240_%28number%29). On the other side of the mountains, the invincible horde had been met by an indomitable will. At the end of the monumental battle, a quarter million invincibles surrendered. It marked the end of the pathogenic explosion. Its implosive eradication had begun.A mother was rushing, with toddler in tow, to the wartime mall, the black market, where the people bartered for necessities. She had dressed her son warmly: long woolly underwear; pants; shirt and sweater; an overcoat with mittens; a hat with ear flaps; and little boots made of felt. The felt was effective because it was too cold for snow to melt and wet it. His father had recently demonstrated the fascinating way in which saliva turned to ice before it reached the ground with a clink.The little boy stopped walking to complain about some minor discomfort. The mother's hasty effort in dressing him for her important errand had been less than his fastidiousness required. In her agitation, she started spanking him, an unusual response from her. But suddenly she stopped.Advancing towards them was a disorganized column of misery guarded by army troops. The prisoners-of-war were shivering in the remnants of their warm-weather uniforms. Their heads down, icicles hung from the nostrils of the vanquished invaders. Mother stared at the despised detritus shuffling past."That nation of swine" she exclaimed, as frozen spit punctuated the ground.</div>

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Created:
6/14/2007
Modified:
6/29/2007
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