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Old January 10 2013, 11:02 PM   #3
Deranged Nasat
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Re: Things old ladies do...

For what it's worth, the threatened extinction of skills, talents or traditions that were never passed on does concern me quite a bit. I think of the many skills my grandparents or my father have, all the little things they're comfortable doing - practical knowledge that comes in useful - and I'm disconcerted that, having not been raised among them, I never picked up those skills. I feel rather unimpressive, actually, like I'm unable to handle eventualities that they would be able to handle because they have the knowledge and the practical awareness.
Shall we grow old, you and I and all, in a universe bereft of light?

- Iloja of Prim
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