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"This was the second part of her life. It would be different from the first part, she would no longer be able to take things for granted, but perhaps this was a plus because she would see her life as a gift and appreciate it more. It was almost like being given a second life. She must stop thinking of her life as over.
... Think of your life as a clean page. You can write whatever you like on it." (Virago Modern Classics, 1983, p84)