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In missing you I grow strong, for none can stand where you should.

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There was a time I was angry at the universe, to introduce us only to take you far away, yet I have found my peace with it. For in these days of missing you, I cannot entertain the idea of another. In this I have become as close to independent as it is for a soul such as myself to achieve. For this, though it is a challenge, I can have only gratitude.

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Missing you was how I grew up, growth is painful for the most part. Yet when we learn these skills we are more than we were, taller and stronger for the struggle.

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All around the walls are pictures of Dad, of his champions and of us kids. Max is there too, grinning like an idiot. I close my eyes, letting my mind fill with his voice. I can hear him teasing me like he's just feet away; my mind fills with witty retorts he will never hear to these jibes he can never say. I want to call him softly to see if he can step out of the dusty frame, but this isn't Hogwarts and I'm no Hermione Granger...

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 20, 2014.

Found in Darwin's Ghost - first draft, authored by daisy.

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There is a feeling of emotional safety in learning how to rely on myself, and so while I miss you without measure, this is what I needed to achieve.