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  • "You have lived an amazing life."

    What else is there?

    These mountains make me want to jump the guardrail and venture joyfully into the beyond.

    It's a strong impulse/temptation. Much the same as when I'm holding an egg, and part of me wants to squeeeeze it as hard as I can, watching the porcelain shell burst into a thousand fragments.

    But I usually just make cookie dough.

    One of these days I will plunge deep into that wilderness. I promise.
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