Article: 261504 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 38x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:30:12 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 24 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O HIGH NOTE ********* When the Plague destroyed our reproductive ability, I was almost two. I grew up in a world of desperation, its population slipping away without replentishing itself. I determined not to surrender to hopelessness. Every day for fifty years, I have hauled topsoil into the Empire State Building. People laughed, but the humor faded as the laughers died off. The jeerers used to line 33rd Street as my truck drove past. The last few years, though, the remaining elderly gawkers simply gaped at my hanging garden, stretching a thousand feet up. I feel things should end on a high note, see? -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: email@example.com, Math Dept., Rice U.