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Somebody's Child 

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To the editors:

The article on "Cookie" [August 30] was one of the more poignant articles I've ever read. It was not the account of how another homeless person met her fate, rather a eulogy, a tribute to this lady and the beauty of both her spirit and her soul.

Cookie lived to survive as many homeless do. Her past was never revealed in the article, which is really of no consequence to any of us. Her inner beauty was what the author shared, something too many of us neglect to see.

Not one of us knows our own fate. Perhaps Cookie knew hers all along. David Whiteis referred to her as "someone's little girl." Someone's child--that could apply to any of us.



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