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at age 6 i turned a hundred
unknown

And during your life of say a hundred years
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there will be births
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graduations
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engagements
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and weddings.
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And these will fill you with
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instagram memories
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words to remember
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that you will want to return to
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again and again.
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But there will also be injury
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illness, hospitalizations
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crises and deaths.
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Not all at once. Hopefully less than the good.
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Thank god.
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But photos will have no place
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words will be inadequate
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memory painful.
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And which is why it should be no surprise
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for you to understand
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why a refugee child
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you will never meet
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has a face of a hundred years
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punches his skull
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and is mute.
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23 Mar 19


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very thoughtful
 — mr_e

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