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Aug 23, 2016
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"Don't get too attached to it."

My parents repeated the phrase to my brothers and me. The phrase served as a simple caution and, at times, preparation for inevitable heartbreak. "It" referred to box turtles, tadpoles, stray dogs and cats, newborn calves and foals. For different reasons, those things that we desperately want to keep forever weren't ours to begin with.

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