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Mandela

I remember when I was much younger, and quite ignorant on many matters, seeing the words “Free Nelson Mandela” scrawled on a wall near a university. I wondered who Nelson Mandela was, and why he needed to be freed.

Today he truly has been freed, and the world is missing a truly great man. What he accomplished in his 95 years is mind-boggling. He was wise and wonderful. He will be missed.

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squee

I had a hair appointment this morning. When I got to the salon, I saw that the Avenue next door was closing, so after my hair was done I wandered into Avenue. Not to buy clothes–most are too big for me now–but to see if they had any cute bags or shoes or boots that needed to go home with me. Alas (well, not for my bank account), there were only a few bags, none of which met my needs. And none of the shoes met my needs. I was chatting with one of the employees there, and she said that she had wondered why I was there, because I obviously don’t fit in the plus sizes. Squee!!!  Don’t get me wrong–I still have quite a lot of weight to lose, but hearing that from a total stranger really made me happy.

 

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