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A guilt free childhood
To my beautiful son. Love and gratitude
Vol 9: 48 -A heart felt thank you at least
Sanity
To the Tibetan nation...
A new beginning owed to my wife and daughter
Myself
To my mum and dad - my life
Thoughts, to Alinah
 

Contribute to the Book of Debts

Is there something you owe, or are owed, that you would like to draw a line under? A sum of money, an action left undone or a word left unsaid? Or something owed to or by a third party, individual or institution?

You can enter your debt and its story - into the Book of Debts here, now. All contributions are anonymous and you can add as many debts as you like.

The Book of Debts will then be recited and burned, one volume per location, as part of the final performance in each city, in a symbolic act of absolution.

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DEBT NUMBER lewes043

I feel the need to express how angry I feel for the sense of guilt imbued in me as a small child by the nuns of Notre Dame Convent. it caused me much anxiety and unhappiness then and has coloured my life since. I now am able to look back without rancour and take responsibility for living my life as I choose - but without a doubt it deformed my early life and sense of who i am or should be.  

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DEBT NUMBER Fabrica 125
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO Parent
OWED BY Son

For fulfilling his Dreams and being brave. I am so very proud of him.

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DEBT NUMBER 360235615251411
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED TO Owed to an Ex
OWED BY Deborah

We hadn't been together that long when I went into hospital. I was in denial about the effect of the operation on me on so many levels. I was 'trying' to be strong, independent, and sexy whilst doubled over masking the pain with wit and mild annoyances. He came to get me the night I left hospital around midnight I think. He patiently led me up the stairs to my flat, helped me get undressed and into bed. It was too soon. It was too soon for me to be in bed with someone when I was feeling so vulnerable. He didn't touch me in that way he was very respectful, though to me it was still a humiliating night. He stayed anyway. Over the next couple of weeks when he could, he came; cooked for me and would leave. For me I wanted quality time, a chat. He wanted to show how useful he was cooking and then leaving. Strangely I wasn't satisfied. A crack appeared as my wound began to heal, I didn't know how to fix it. I decided to run away for a bit of 'convalescence' I called it, a couple of weeks in the sun would do me good & turn the crack into a chasm. As I was leaving he gave me money to pay my mortgage. I returned it but I never really thanked him not properly.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN205
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

When I moved to my present home I had nothing to look forward to but thanks to my friend I recovered I will never be able to thank her enough

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED TO Tibetan Nation
OWED BY China

To the Tibetan nation the debt amounting to the total sum of : Freedom + Spiritual land is owed by the Chinese government which continues it's repression and concerted effort to annihilate the Tibetan culture, faith and spirit through it’s quietly aggressive program of assimilation into Chinese culture. I am grateful to those who have and continue to inspire courage, faith and belief in the path of Wisdom, Compassion and Loving kindness: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, my grand mother Mamy.’

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DEBT NUMBER Fabrica 042
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO my wife and daughter

My wife and I thought we didn't want children but one just 'happened' and we are so happy and grateful and impending fatherhood gave me the added motivation to have psychotherapy to cure my longstanding depression. My wife has been amazingly supportive and my daughter makes me laugh every day. I am a lucky man.

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DEBT NUMBER UD031
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

I abandoned my quiet in order to function/fit in/be who I thought I should. Slowly it hid in the shadow and left for a while. I want to honour her.

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DEBT NUMBER lewes071
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

Thankyou – (without looooover, where would we be now?)

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica025
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

I feel a debt for experiencing the show, because i now the funding does not compensate for the time and effort invested. I'd say I feel a debt for not living a more sustainable life, being too enmeshed in the way things are and without the resources to make necessary adjustments. Living that way would be a gift to all, of sorts

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