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The mantlepiece was reclaimed oak, all the prettier for having lived its previous lifetime. Upon it was an antique clock, the kind that lasts generations and tells a story of softness with its curved wood.

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Upon the mantle, in the warm glow of the hearth, were photographs of family. It was right that they should be there, ever in our souls.

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The mantlepiece was a place to put whatever brought you peace in this world, so that come the treasured black nighttime the soul could find its rest before sleep.

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The mantlepiece was a focal point, the reclaimed wood itself making a statement of love. And so upon it I placed the things that brought me peace, that kept my inner fires burning a healthy flame.