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To the Tibetan nation...
Thanks to the pencil
The Debt of Kindness - Matthew Geraghty
Acceptance
I owe my sister, credit cards, and father -in-law
(From Vol 8) An explanation. the SFC and good riddance to them.
Vol 9: 010: NOTHING
To my many wonderful friends
Vol 9 : 40 - USA IRS and Family debt
 

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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 MAN085

I have never stropped drawing

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DEBT NUMBER lewes009
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

The future, though unknown, has shape, has weight.  For history sits behind, and also rides ahead. He lost his dad at two.  The youngest of seven, he was ‘fathered’ by five brothers.  With an angular kind of love.  And his life would be forever short.  Short of attention, short of food, short of clothes.  Short. And so his path was set. Though he’d yet to sing his song. Frank was a funny man, a kind man.  Though some would mutter soft.  His willingness to overlook money owed, or extend credit to those who deserved neither, would walk him to his ruin. Each advantage taken, gnawed into his family, his business and his life.  Built a mountain of his worry.  Made him prisoner of the debt. These simple acts.  What fruit they bear.  Yet who are we to apportion blame?  For who is strong enough to avoid their fate.  Strong enough to avoid that which cannot be avoided?  Not Frank.  He had two choices – be kind, or not.  He chose.  And debt came knocking at the door. Saville Rowntree, a bull of a man, with a face like a fist, rode his anger, and the debt into the shop, and broke my granddad down.  In front of son.  In front of daughter.  My mother, ten and terrified, watched her dad, this kind and loving man break into sweat.  And the bull bellowed. The picture stayed with her.  For Frank the moment never ceased.  Ate into his core.  And hollowed him.  With bankrupt’s court, seven kids, and electro-shock – the family sunk from whence they’d come.  Irish peasant stock. Those who owed, repaid their debt with forgetfulness.  ‘What difference will it make?’  I hear them say.  What difference indeed? It took him 30 years to find himself again. Yet when he took his final breath, and the family planted him to rest, hundreds came to see him off.  To pay a debt? I knew him as a kind man.  A witty man.  But quiet.  And once he made a choice.  The only one he could. A debt owed.  A debt owing.  A knife that cuts both ways

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DEBT NUMBER MAN021
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

To all who have died and live with HIV

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica 041
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Sister : £6,000. She is brilliant and rescued me financially when I really needed it. Credit card: £3,000. Don't feel so bad about credit card. That's the trouble with credit on cards from banks. - it doesn't feel real. Father -in-law : £3,000 but he doesn't see his granddaughter or seem to care about his son -my husband. So I don't mind.

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DEBT NUMBER 360233571978
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED TO myself, him, the wife, myself
OWED BY Myself. Him. Myself

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DEBT NUMBER 360233381878
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual
OWED TO NO-ONE
OWED BY NOBODY

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DEBT NUMBER lewes044
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

For all the love and support I've had over the years - to allow me to be myself, accept myself and banish the guilt. They have enabled me to fully embrace the joy of living that was made to seem so sinful by those nuns.

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NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

Clean my IRS debt in the US. Also I would like to break the spell of being I debt from myself and my family! Clear our minds of debt!

 

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