Walking to a press briefing along Whitehall that morning was a delightful experience, the noise of the traffic deadened
by the snow and the dark statues of various war leaders given a candy coating of white along their prominent features.
Then one Sunday morning at a coffee shop in the heart of Chicago's Boystown, I read Andrew Sullivan's November 10, 1996, New York Times Magazine cover story, "When Plagues End." He described friends who months before had been "hobbling along, their cheekbones poking out of their skin, their eyes deadened
and looking down." Upon taking these new drugs, they "were suddenly restored into some strange spectacle of health, gazing around as amazed as I was to see them alive."
"A spiritually deadened
person mourns over things that should bring celebration--and often celebrates things that should be mourned." He notes the biblical account: "As Jesus drew closer to Jerusalem, with the crowd's worship and praise ringing in his ears, he did a curious thing.
Thermal reclamation uses heat to bum off any organic matter attached to the sand grains and depends on a scrubber to knock off deadened
clay and fines.
* sound deadened
granulators, ideal for low output applications where rubber can be pre-cut by guillotine;
The totalitarian states have shown that it can be manipulated or deadened
. CS Lewis in Surprised by Joy refers to the `false conscience', which he compares to St Paul's idea of the law.
Optimism and hope become choked and deadened
Buried beneath the dust and ash Of intolerance and hatred.
Mending the shattered spine and flooding deadened
limbs with life, a feat considered unthinkable just a decade ago, represents climbing Mount Everest for many neurobiologists.