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Girl with a Fragment


Say one person could represent all people, one species on our vast earth,assume for the purpose of debate this is a credible way to thinkabout reality, or history, or at all.Say for now, we allow a single human being to represent Iraq.I say we choose this ten year old Muslim girl in Al Deer,holding a missile fragment, Christmas, 1998.Her finger tips are radiant. The embroidery on her scarf is delicateand fresh. The missile fragment which she holds up for the worldto see came from the rubble of a school.I say, we choose her.– Susan Bright