What was lost was lost. There was no retrieving it, however you schemed, no returning to how things were, no going back.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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There's a special feeling you get on a veranda that you just can't get anywhere else.
Death is not the opposite of life but an innate part of life.
This place is too calm, too natural--too complete. I don't deserve it. At least not yet.
Distance might not solve anything, no matter how far you run.
Life is like a box of cookies.
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