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  • "Happiness is that balance between freedom and security."

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    I don't know how some days begin on such a note. You might have four flats before 9:30 am and get picked up by an army officer who has served two tours in Afghanistan and understands you as a cyclist and tells you about these wars to bring peace and how they leave all these scars and all the warning bells that go off in the minds of some people.

    "That is one thing I'd like my son to know.", he says, "Remain calm. Whenever you're moving through life. Just remember to remain calm. It'll keep you alive."

    I'm glad I made it here and I'm surprised at how wonderful all of this is. I wish I could stay.
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