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10 stories for the great passages of life: births, graduations, weddings, and more. A practical collection, guaranteed to come in handy.
Connection (we): there came a moment in the middle of the song when we suddenly felt every heartbeat in the room & after that we never forgot we were part of something much bigger
Falling Into Place: deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don't get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.
Heart Lines: There are invisible lines connecting everything together, and I am particularly fond of the one that connects me to you.
Illusion of Control: If you hold on to the handle, she said, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just let the wind carry you.
Kindred Spirits: You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time.
Living Memory: I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together
One of Us: Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.
Real Reason: There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was good.
Shine: For everything you've done and everything you are, thank you. You are the light that shines.
Teach Love: The best teachers are the ones who show you how to use your heart.
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