“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ―Mary Oliver  “All great and precious things are lonely.” ― John Steinbeck
 “It takes 10 times longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.” —Suzanne Collins The 3 Stages of A Motorcycle Accident: 1. Spend a Couple Months in a Wheelchair 2. Slowly Lose all Your Muscle Mass 3. Spend the Next Year Trying to Get it Back (Step 4, eat plenty of chocolate to make up for the muscle loss)  “Your strength doesn't come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” ―Germany Kent ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s a one footed pigeon I see sometimes in the morning. When I first arrived in Medellin, I noticed her limping down the sidewalk— she hobbled along with me for half a block before flying away. Human on one side, bird on the other, both struggling to get from one place to another. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a new place where I didn’t know anyone, limping conspicuously down the street— knowing another creature was there struggling but thriving made me feel a little bit better. Every now and again I see her, loitering around the corner bakeries. She seems just fine.
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