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Mother’s love

He stood there, his eyes like they had been before. Their beauty stabbed at her heart like a great knife; the hair looked so like she had just pressed the wet comb to it and perhaps put a little pomade on the sides; and the small face was clean and sad. Yet her arms somehow […]

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Empathy and Escapism — Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books — Longreads

At The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reports on how reading and writing helped President Obama to “slow down and get perspective” from novelists, memoirists, and historical figures during the eight years of his presidency. via Empathy and Escapism — Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books — Longreads

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A girl’s story — Discover

“But the boy had not been able to stop giving away the pieces of his heart, you see. And he had run out. There were none left to share with the girl.” A sad (and true) tale of depression, adultery, and divorce, made all the more moving for its simple storytelling style. via A girl’s story […]

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