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December 11, 2017
Get your tissues ready and put your crying hats on, Baby Nation, because this one’s a sad one! Set during the First World War, “Farewell, Dawn” follows the fortunes of the American paramedic Frederic Henry and an English nurse named Catherine Barkley. Against all odds, their love blossoms as the bombs and shrapnel explode around them, but they are ultimately doomed, not by the destruction and war where their love was born, but the quiet, aching stillness of solitude where it will eventually die. Actually, that MAY be the plot of Farewell to Arms, but it is very difficult to tell the difference between these two heartbreaking classics of American literature. Suffice it to say that Dawn is gone, and we’re just going to have to pick up the pieces and move on without her. At least Claudia was wearing something fun this week! Music credits: “Reversion,” by Myuuji “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt “Jane’s Lament,” by EMSonora “Overture,” by Lionheart “Supersonic,” by Rob Gasser Thanks as always to original Baby…