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Jul 27, 2014
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Grief is a pitcher of water.

Some one wise once told me grief is like a pitcher of water, you can empty it one tear at a time or pour it out in cups, or spill it out all at once, each of us is different. For the first five years I tried to stare the pitcher down. Eventually I looked at it...
 

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