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BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS SOMEONE THAT'S LEFT THEIR MARK

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always gentle with my heart.

always gentle with my heart.

"One image that outlasts the others. One never knows what it will be."
Man Walks Into A Room, Nicole Krauss
"I divide my life into two: before Martin, and after Martin. There are many places I could make the division: before my mother’s death and after, before I ran away from home and after. Before and after. But Martin. I loved him." -Martin and John, Dale Peck
Photo by John Arsenault

"I divide my life into two: before Martin, and after Martin. There are many places I could make the division: before my mother’s death and after, before I ran away from home and after. Before and after. But Martin. I loved him." -Martin and John, Dale Peck

Photo by John Arsenault

I sometimes wonder what he told his wife when she asked him where he left his scarf.

I sometimes wonder what he told his wife when she asked him where he left his scarf.

well, that’s my parent’s apartment all packed up…what an odd feeling… (photo: phil toledano)

well, that’s my parent’s apartment all packed up…what an odd feeling… (photo: phil toledano)

""A mother is a story with no beginning. That is what defines her." - Meghan O’Rourke"
eventually, all good things must come to an end.

eventually, all good things must come to an end.

""Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart."
— Haruki Murakami"
you bought this for me on the only trip i knew you to take in 33 years. i get sad sometimes looking at it, because it reminds me of how much you sacrificed.

you bought this for me on the only trip i knew you to take in 33 years. i get sad sometimes looking at it, because it reminds me of how much you sacrificed.