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Thursday, March 20, 2003

Signs of war.

Helicopters are hovering relentlessly over downtown Boston for the second day. Yesterday they would often simply hang in the air over the Common outside my office window; today at least they are circling. But between the percussive drone of the helicopters and the sirens racing past on Beacon Street, it is impossible to forget that we are at war. One earnest young man was holding a poster outside the State House all afternoon — "Honk if you hate war" — but I haven't heard honking. Meanwhile, a fifth helicopter has passed my window since I began writing this post. Perhaps this is why: an antiwar march is just now coming up the street.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 20 March 2003 at 4:36 PM

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