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Strange Little Bird: Less
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Less

She no longer valued her own life the same as she had before. Maybe now she realized that we all die, one way or another, or maybe her mother’s death had just proven to her that life is too short to live with so much apprehension. Or maybe she felt that there was one less person in this world to whom she mattered, and the fewer people one matters to the less one actually matters. At any rate, she was changed; broken beyond repair in some ways, but stronger than she’d ever been in others.

She stared at the glassy grey surface of the monument. She wanted to cry, but the tears would not come. She only felt the emptiness that had plagued her for almost six months. She knew that although life would distract her, and she would go on, she would never ever be without that empty feeling.

Friday April 27, 2007
 

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