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Her old scars. My fresh pain.

by accidentaltourist on March 29, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I broke one of my own rules. Kind of.

My grown daughter left a mountain of stuff behind when she finally got her own place. I have put off for months dealing with the boxes, bags, and over-stuffed closet. This rainy day seemed like a good time to start chipping away at the clutter.

Until I came upon the discarded journal pages.

My broken rule? Never read things not meant for your eyes. No good will ever come of it.


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