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“If you look really hard, with not just your head but your soul — “ he said.

“And my heart, if I look with my heart — “ said the child.

“You’ll see the universe.”

The boy grabbed at the man’s arm.

“I’ll see planets and stars?” asked the boy.

“Yes, moons and galaxies. It is all there waiting for us to experience.”

“How did it get in there?”

“Why it has always been in there, in each of us, waiting for the right person, at the right time to unlock our potential,” said the man wrapping his arms around the boy.

(Story by Trudi Young Taylor. Image by Andrew Giovinazzo.)

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Mediterranean Jew crossed with Viking living in the US — confused at times, cranky at others, but always looking for a good story.

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