How to Miss Someone Who Isn’t Really Gone

It feels like a loss, but it isn’t as clear-cut as that

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By Rainesford Stauffer

I was 16 when I read John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines, and scoffed at the line “you never love people as much as you can miss them.” That was crap, I decided, in the stereotypically teenage way of thinking all sentiment is trite.

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