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Leaving Home

Curve-billed Thrasher, Alamogordo NM, November 12, 2011

"Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness..."

Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness, and when you get among strangers, you’re amazed at how decent they seem. Nobody smirks at you or gossips about you, nobody resents your successes or relishes your defeats. You get to start over, a sort of redemption.

Source: Garrison Keillor

clipped April 6, 2012

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