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Circumstances - a Fantasy

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by Ann Garvald

Circumstances conspire, they say, and it has certainly held true for me. A chain of circumstances, each only slightly related to the others, resulted in me having an unusual but happy childhood, followed by years of confusion and heartache. But I’m getting ahead of myself...

A new koan: If you have some ice cream, I will give it to you. If you have no ice cream, I will take it away from you. It is an ice cream koan.