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July 26, 2007

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Beautiful issue, I've been devouring it cover to cover. Just a quick response to V.B.'s essay "A Million Little Mermaids":
The Little Mermaid is most satisfying to feminist readers in its ending, because she forsakes a humiliating relationship for a life of actualization. In the context of Christianity, it is our soul life that is most real, and what she embraces over revenge. She is able to maintain integrity of heart, and yet move on from the failure of mortal efforts. It is when she tries to exert against nature, she suffers most.

It could be read easily in the context of relationships as a catalyst for self-creation.

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