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27 Mar
Servant of the Bones ( Ann Rice)

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 97 18:36:10 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Servant of the Bones ( Ann Rice) 

From: Xaviera Hollander <>

I found this passage in a book I'm currently reading and it seemed that
you'd appreciate it as much as I did/do...  It's pretty much my personal
outlook on life.  Anyway I scanned it for you and here it is:

	But here are the lessons. Accept what your hatred and anger will
    allow you to accept.  First and foremost, there is one God, and his
    name does not matter.  Yahweh, Ahuramazda, Zeus, Aten, it does not
    matter at all.  How he is worshipped, how be is served, by what ritual,
    it doesn't matter at all.
	There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and
    understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its
    beauty, its mysteries, its riddles.  The more you understand, the more
    you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace.
    That's all there is to it.  Everything else is fun and games.  If an
    activity is not grounded in "to love" or "to learn," it does not have
	Thirdly, be kind.  Always, if you have a choice, be kind.  Remember
    the poor, the hungry and the miserable.  Always remember the
    suffering, and those who need.  The greatest creative power you have on
    earth, whether you are an angel, a spirit, or a man or a woman or a
    child is to help others...  the poor, the hungry, the oppressed.  To
    ease pain and give joy are your finest powers.  Kindness is a human
    miracle, so to speak.  It's unique to us humans, and our more developed
    angels or spirits, to be kind.

    From: "Servant of the Bones" (by Anne Rice)

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