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Thank you, Freya, for this thought-provoking piece on the weaponization of language. You've given me some new perspectives here.

Thank you too for mentioning Anna Carson and Finisterre in the same piece, and so reminding me of her wonderful "Kinds of Water."

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Indeed, Freya, your observation is crucial, highlighting the tendency of human nature to repurpose tools meant for prayer, love, nurture, and healing into weapons. This transformation is mirrored in our language, where sacred objects are often profaned for destructive purposes. Thank you for yet another nuanced piece connecting history to human nature 💜🌼

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This was incredibly beautiful - love the dual image of shells/shells and arms/arms.

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