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  • A Japanese lantern is intended to light the spirit rather than illuminate the eyes. And so they do, no matter how old, or timeworn they may become.

    An example we all should strive to emulate.

    We can all be a light for the life journeys of those people we encounter if we only try.

    There is no age limit on owning an uplifting character.
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