Friday, March 13, 2009

Painting a Picture of Paine

"It was the second year of the French Republic. A penetrating dampness from the North Sea blew into Luxembourg in January 1794. The old man with long stringy white hair leaned his emaciated body over the scarred wooden desk..."

Larry J. Frank of Knoxville, Tennessee begins an elegant summary of the life of Thomas Paine. Read the entire piece here. A point made is the fate of Tom Paine's bones, literally scattered to the four corners of the globe. A walking revolution, his bones, like his words, still float among the living inspiring us to maintain our own minds as sacred temples.

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