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It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

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How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?

―Orhan Pamuk, Snow

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“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. 

She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things

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….and maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old-fashioned way: I love you. You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you.” 
― Neil Gaiman

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I’ve been thinking about the people I’ve met throughout my life. The people I’ve come across in the various places I’ve lived. It’s fascinating how we can form relationships with so many different people; some can become a permanent fixture in your life, and some people come and go. But they all have an impact, no matter how big or small, the people you meet have an effect on your life.

I’ve known my best friend for nearly a decade. We’ve stuck through it since grade school, and though I only see her once or twice a year, we’re always able to pick up from where we left off, as if no amount of time had passed. Thank goodness for texting because she shares my snarky humor, and there are times during the day when I think of a brilliant one-liner and she’s the only one I know who would really appreciate it. Those kind of people are rare, and I’m lucky to have such a friendship to lean on. The same goes for my college friends. Try as we might to keep in touch with our monthly email updates, it’s hard when we’re all scattered across the country busy with families and jobs. But I know they would be there for me if I needed them, and vice versa.

Then there are people that have come and gone, like a tide lapping on a sandy shore. They come rushing in, forming a connection and striking a bond over shared interests or experiences. But over time that kinship recedes out, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. Individuals I’ve worked with over the years, classmates, neighbors…not all relationships are meant to stand the test of time, and that’s okay. But for as much time as I’ve spent with them, they’ve been part of the life lessons (good and bad) I’ve accrued.

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