If you think about how a person moves through the world, it’s more than “amazing.” You took your first step once. First! On chubby little baby legs. There isn’t a word for that. And I think we forget how good a human life can be.
I think our lives branch out in vast and beautiful ways. Like, if you dropped a gallon of milk to the floor and watched it spread. I think that’s how people are.
I think there are words I said to someone once that they remember from time to time, though I don’t remember saying them. Someone, somewhere, remembers how you opened the door for them at the department store. Someone remembers grading your papers. Seeing you on the platform in a train station.
We might go from being madly in love with someone to never wanting to see them again, but that doesn’t change the…
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