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Not what's taken, but what's left.

by LotLessMonster on June 7, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


It's not what you take but what you leave that matters. He said that for lots of different situations. Wish he was still alive to offer some more of his advice right now. I probably wouldn't appreciate it any more than I did back then when he was offering those words of wisdom while beating me in a game of pool. Too young to realize what I would be missing.

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