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“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don't Hesitate)”
2020 Reading ChallengeAllison Messimer read 72 books of her goal of 50!
2019 Reading ChallengeAllison Messimer read 56 books of her goal of 50!
2018 Reading ChallengeAllison Messimer read 59 books of her goal of 50!
2017 Reading ChallengeAllison Messimer read 76 books of her goal of 50!
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