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Apologies I Would Make To The Girl I Once Was

And the necessary reminders she would give me.

Photo of author at age 7

Sometimes I wish I could apologize to the girl I once was, the version of me that was so endlessly optimistic, so capable of finding joy and peace and meaning even as the world around her burned and the people around her were the ones lighting it on fire.

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Colleen Killingsworth

Colleen Killingsworth

Obsessed with examining all facets of the human experience//There is no spoon. Formerly at Fox TV Stations & @Timeline_Now.