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" There’s people we will love our entire lives who we may never see again, and can’t because of how we feel about them. And when we realize this, it will feel like an emptiness. Then one day you will wake up and there will just be an echo in the emptiness. And as every day passes that echo will become quieter. It never goes away completely, but it will fade to just a whisper. "

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'I don't want to live looking back on my life questioning what I didn't do,' she said, smiling up at me over the lip of her glass.

'You've never been someone to sit in a moment,' I responded quietly, thinking about climbing trees and dancing along ocean shores. 'You've always been the first to jump in the water, to climb up the rocky slopes, and the first to take the chances.'

She laughs a little while sliding a bare pale finger along the lip of her glass, ‘It’s not always being first or second or even dead last. It’s just about doing things that make your life feel like an adventure… if it’s not an adventure worth stories with telling, it’s not much of a life.’

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