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Ah, solitude! sometimes my best company.

by Raven_OKeefe on August 2, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

in a life that's so full of someone else's presence and baggage, no matter how loved that person is, it can be sweet to have the world to yourself for a while. I look forward to a day of relative quiet, where fixing a screen door is my height of accomplishment! (p.s., a lifetime ago, reading Caesar in the original Latin, I learned that his word for "baggage" was "impedimenta." isn't that wonderful?)


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