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when you’re as old as she is, and your body is like enough already, you need some pretty powerful reasons to stay alive.
The cherry blossoms on the base have bloomed and fallen, and still I am waiting to share their fate.
I do not feel like a person who is going to die tomorrow. I feel like a person who is already dead.
Oliver wanted to get tropical flowers, from Hawaii because she’d grown up there, so he’d bought anthuriums from Hilo and ti leaves for good luck, ginger and a big gaudy bird of paradise.