BERKELEY'S NEWS • OCTOBER 03, 2022

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Crossed destinies: A tarot reading

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s “The Castle of Crossed Destinies,” seven of the Weekender’s staffers came together to write short pieces based on the same set of five tarot cards.

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We got our own place, sold all their furniture — 60 dollars of cash that we left lying behind the toaster. I don’t even have curtains, our neighbors can look inside. But I don’t mind, all they’d see is us gabbing at night.
We got our own place, sold all their furniture — 60 dollars of cash that we left lying behind the toaster. I don’t even have curtains, our neighbors can look inside. But I don’t mind, all they’d see is us gabbing at night.
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Rocks spend much of their time muttering inwardly when things bump into them. They take careers as linguists, English teachers and mathematicians. They write lists of rules and expect others to follow them.
Rocks spend much of their time muttering inwardly when things bump into them. They take careers as linguists, English teachers and mathematicians. They write lists of rules and expect others to follow them.
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From a small Russian village to the bustling streets of New York, my great-grandmother had introduced the next generation into the world. This was a world safe from the vile antisemitism of 1900s Europe and a place where immigrants could create a life worth living. 
From a small Russian village to the bustling streets of New York, my great-grandmother had introduced the next generation into the world. This was a world safe from the vile antisemitism of 1900s Europe and a place where immigrants could create a life worth living. 
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Inspired by Italo Calvino’s “The Castle of Crossed Destinies,” seven of the Weekender’s staffers came together to write short pieces based on the same set of five tarot cards.
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Inspired by Italo Calvino’s “The Castle of Crossed Destinies,” seven of the Weekender’s staffers came together to write short pieces based on the same set of five tarot cards.
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We got our own place, sold all their furniture — 60 dollars of cash that we left lying behind the toaster. I don’t even have curtains, our neighbors can look inside. But I don’t mind, all they’d see is us gabbing at night.
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We got our own place, sold all their furniture — 60 dollars of cash that we left lying behind the toaster. I don’t even have curtains, our neighbors can look inside. But I don’t mind, all they’d see is us gabbing at night.
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Rocks spend much of their time muttering inwardly when things bump into them. They take careers as linguists, English teachers and mathematicians. They write lists of rules and expect others to follow them.
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Rocks spend much of their time muttering inwardly when things bump into them. They take careers as linguists, English teachers and mathematicians. They write lists of rules and expect others to follow them.
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From a small Russian village to the bustling streets of New York, my great-grandmother had introduced the next generation into the world. This was a world safe from the vile antisemitism of 1900s Europe and a place where immigrants could create a life worth living. 
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From a small Russian village to the bustling streets of New York, my great-grandmother had introduced the next generation into the world. This was a world safe from the vile antisemitism of 1900s Europe and a place where immigrants could create a life worth living. 
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They’d bought shoes. They put an advertisement in the paper the next week. But they didn’t need the money, really.
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They’d bought shoes. They put an advertisement in the paper the next week. But they didn’t need the money, really.
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The future is written in that bowl, sugar-cream topographies of the soul. 
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The future is written in that bowl, sugar-cream topographies of the soul. 
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Despite my initial apprehension, spending a summer alone in Berkeley was the best thing that could have happened to me.
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Despite my initial apprehension, spending a summer alone in Berkeley was the best thing that could have happened to me.
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somehow in the midst of my losing battle with time, I traded my ability to feel for disappointing wisdom in a deal I never remember making.
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somehow in the midst of my losing battle with time, I traded my ability to feel for disappointing wisdom in a deal I never remember making.
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Backpacks lay in corners, outcast / Overflowing laundry baskets try to explain the rules / The game they came to play is nearly invisible
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Backpacks lay in corners, outcast / Overflowing laundry baskets try to explain the rules / The game they came to play is nearly invisible
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Trace me / I am a silhouette / Erase my coloring / I am a b&w sketch. 
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Trace me / I am a silhouette / Erase my coloring / I am a b&w sketch. 
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