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A Different Kind of Ending

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I went on a short road trip to Bellingham with a close friend this weekend to restock my items at The Bureau. 

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I visited my favorite bookstore and picked up a $5 gem of a book! 

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I ran into old friends from 20 years ago. Danny and Nicci were my employers when I worked as a receptionist in Cat N' Fiddle Salon. They brought the fashion and party to the sleepy town of Fairhaven. We had so much fun back in the day. 

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These doors with my logo I designed just after I graduated college. I remember locking these doors each night as I closed the salon in the 90's. Whenever I venture back to Bellingham, I remember part of me that has gotten lost. I reflect in awe at how long I have lived and the many experiences I have enjoyed and learned from. I reflected on how life has turned out very different than I had thought it would back when I graduated college. And yet, it's not so very different than what I had wanted for my life; to be a mother. To draw every day. Those dreams came true. 

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And on Sunday morning, back in Seattle, I woke to the horrible news of the mass shootings in Orlando. There is so much sadness in the world right now. We do horrible things to each other. Yet, there is so much love. Imagine what we all could do if we got out of the way of ourselves and just loved. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the fallen who do not get to continue their journey here. 

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Love. Just Love.