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Helen Humphreys

This is what I know about love, that it is tested every day, and what is not renewed is lost. One chooses either to care more or to care less. Once the choice is to care less, then there is no stopping the momentum of goodbye. Each loved thing slips away. There is no stopping it. — Helen Humphreys, The Lost Garden. (W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition, October 17, 2003)

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