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that warning from the past, that call to the future, what the gentle leaves of the ginkgo trees are still trying to tell us.
Excerpts from The Whispering Leaves of the Hiroshima Ginkgo Trees by Ariel Dorfman: On Aug. 6, 1945, a 14-year-old schoolboy named Akihiro Takahashi was knocked unconscious by a deafening roar and …