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Paris, in a DoubleTweet with Nigeria

[ by Charles Cameron — what’s the value of a human life in tweets, in column inches, in my attention span? ]

I really don’t have much to say — I’ve lived a year in Paris, have never been to Nigeria, am human.


I was in Managua shortly after the 1972 earthquake there, driving past block after block of city rubble with yellow flags indicating the locations of bodies buried too deep to be recovered. My Pentax served to dilute and capture my emotions then, as my DoubleTweet and other formalisms do now with these mind-numbing horrors piled on horrors.

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