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Vol 9: 30 - An apology
I owe my sister, credit cards, and father -in-law
Vol 9: 64 - Compensation and apology
For always staying nights to keep me safe
I owe mum money
Lives that were taken far too early
Not saying i love you when you needed me the most
peace and justice for the middle east
Life, Liberty, Democracy and happiness
 

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DEBT NUMBER 360235115221312
OWED TO K
OWED BY R

Sorry. Sorry I lacked the courage to be who you wanted. Who you needed me to be. Sorry I didn’t take the hand, the offer, the love, you were holding out to me. Sorry I was so scared I didn’t take plunge. Sorry I couldn’t do it, face down my demons, help you through yours. Sorry for using you in my art without thinking about what you think about it. Sorry for opening the door for you, and then not walking through it. Sorry for discovering too late I couldn’t grow up at the same time as you. Sorry I can’t shed these memories of you, these hopes for what could have been. I think I owed you this apology. I hope you take it, and remember me kindly with it

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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 360235915251412
NATURE OF DEBT relational
OWED TO Sophie Camu
OWED BY Laurence Shorter

I made a declaration of commitment in May or June 2013 that amounted to a commitment to marriage, and I knew it would be understood in this way, although I said it in different words. I said I was coming off the fence, and that I had made a decision; I knew this sounded strong and I believed I meant it, while also secretly doubting it. I gave this promise knowing full well that Sophie wanted to find a partner with whom she could have children and that she felt that time was against her. This declaration having worked in achieving my goal of getting back together, I was then unable to carry out my commitment as promised. I even pretended to myself (and to her at moments) that I hadn't made it in the first place. We dated as boyfriend and girlfriend, slept together, visited friends, went on holiday and carried on with daily life for 10 full months of her fertility during which time I did not propose, move in, conceive or otherwise act in a way that would have delivered on my promise. Unable to fulfill my original declaration, I finally asked her to release me from it and a few weeks later told her that I was unable to take the next step together at this time and that I had to let her go.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN037
NATURE OF DEBT relational

My mum always used to sleep on an uncomfortable bed when I was in hospital recovering from operations.

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica021
NATURE OF DEBT Financial
OWED TO mum
OWED BY me

You'll get it eventually...

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DEBT NUMBER MAN209
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

For the lost and fallen of wars may the good earth lie gently on your sacred remains. Thankyou for my freedom. Humph!

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DEBT NUMBER 360232441456
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO her
OWED BY him

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DEBT NUMBER MAN188
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

Irreconcilable and unjust promises made by improper powers for their own economic and military ends

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DEBT NUMBER MAN210
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

For the loss of youth, for the absurdity of war. We owe so much

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