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  • n. a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle


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  • Celebrating my first birthday alone, though not really alone—no family you could match with blood type, certainly, but with Carolyn and Theresa there instead, just as good, to mix me a Duncan-Hines German chocolate cake and give me wrapped presents—a thick Householder’s Bible they’d pitched in for after hearing me complain about the plumber, and a small wind chime they said would remind me of them whenever I heard it.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • He unwrapped a dozen hand-dipped candles made from wax formed by bees who pollinated the colony’s organic garden, a hand-carved wooden wind chime from nonendangered trees that clacked soothingly when he waved his hand at it, and a rope of chilly sky-blue glass beads made of sand from some sacred site in India that he had a magazine story about in his files and would get me a copy of as soon as possible.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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