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the story about the border area’s especially sad, given current fear-mongering. heard Canada’s minister of immigration on BBC speaking rationally, compassionately. he was born in Somalia, so an immigrant himself.

      

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[Reading Amor Towles’s wonderful A Gentleman in Moscow]: wanton destruction of people & the treasures of their history. but also reading of their resilience. reaction to despair can lead to destruction or regeneration. a choice, as is everything.

      

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you did your best, dear one, & not succeeding’s a good lesson in humility, which is an under-valued strength to cultivate.

 

      

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watch being perceived as rebellious, dear one. not a trait admired by this or any supervisor. hard for you to tamp down but worth the effort.

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The Maze at Windermere talks often about ‘mere’ diary writing, but you’ve felt that necessity since age 10. a part of who you are: have always recognized the importance of recording your life. a way to make it more real in a way, & let earlier ‘versions’ of yourself speak many years later. a priceless gift to yourself.

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know how it feels to overcome obstacles when you’re sure you’re on the right path. of course, ‘right’ is subjective. many people today are on path of things you consider very wrong. can’t discern hard work & sacrifice, but that doesn’t mean those aren’t involved in ways that reflect more than the prejudice & selfishness you can discern. interesting things to consider at 8 a.m!

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Dominant Hand: I feel like I need to gird my loins [so to speak] for whatever gets thrown at me this week.

and have faith you’ll be able to deal with it.

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