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  • When the answer finally came today, it was not the one I had hoped for.

    (and yet I let out a sigh of relief as soon as I opened the envelope)

    Now I don't have to do the thing that I said I needed the money for, a thing more difficult than any I've done before. I thought this would give me no choice but to try. My intentions were all noble, you see...

    The truth is, I never did learn how to fail gracefully, and now I am saved...

    (and how disappointing is that?)
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