Though it is hard. All gifts are temporary. I unwillingly surrender this one. And thank you for it. God. Or world. Whoever it was gave it to me, I humbly thank you, and pray that I did right by him, and may, as I go ahead, continue to do right by him.
Love, love, I know what you are.
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Man braucht nur eine Insel
Allein im weiten Meer.
Man braucht nur einen Menschen,
den aber braucht man sehr.
Mascha Kaléko (1907-1975) Jewish German language poet
One only needs an Island
Alone in the wide ocean.
One only needs one person,
But that’s the one needed most.
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