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Aphorisms & Memes
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Lucki Melander Wilder

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"Please Steal These!"  -- Lucki
#PleaseStealThese

Often seek fancy quotes. "Wish someone'd do a cool poster of that." But I'm someone. Needn't just wish. Can do. So, doing. New one each week. Plus some bonuses. Pithy; uplifting; thought-provoking; silly. Feel free to copy/paste any images anywhere. Your website. Blog. FB. Instagram. Snapchat. Tweets. Emails. T-shirt. Poster. But just for your personal use, not $-making. Please don't crop credit lines. Do use hashtags. And let us know what starts trending.
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Go to 2018 list/links.  Go to #Accepting   #AcceptMyself 2   #ActOfPrayer   #Adoption   #Assumptions   #Bahai 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11   #Beauty   #BePresent   #BurningQuestion   #CatStare   #Creation 2   #Depression   #DepressionIsALiar   #DontGiveUp   #EndPrejudice   #EscapeHell   #Failure   #FaithIsFun   #FaithNotBlind   #Family 2   #GetTheJobDone   #GodInAll   #GodIsPersonal   #GoodCharacter   #GoodMarriage   #GoodSex   #GreatestGift   #Healing   #Heartbeat  #Hell   #Home   #HowAreYou   #ItTakesAVillage   #Joy 2   #LetThereBeLight   #LifeIsTooShort  #LifeJourney   #Listen   #Love 2 3 4 5   #MarleyGhost   #MaybeImBiased   #Memories   #NotImmune   #OpportunityKnocks 2   #Passing   #PassItBack   #PassItOn 2   #PersonalDecision   #PlayWithWords   #Prayer   #PrayerWorks 2 3   #Rainbow   #RealAnswers   #ReflectionsOfGod 2   #Religion 2   #RockTheBoat   #RowingTogether   #Scripture   #SeriousButFun 2   #SilverLining   #SocialMedia   #SpeakOut   #SpeakUp   #Stories 2   #TANSTAAFL  #Teaching   #ThankfulForMemories   #ThePoor   #ThoughtfulProcess   #ToneOfFace   #Truth   #TwoSidesSameCoin   #UnifyTheWorld   #Unity   #UpliftTheWorld   #Vision   #WhatGoesAround   #WhatIsLove   #WhereWhen   #WhoAreYou   #WidowsPeak   #WordOfGod   #Wordplay   #Work 2   #WorkIsWorship   #WorkYouLove   #WorthHaving   #YourValue   #Youth   

2018-11-19 Just In Case   #PassItOn   #WhatGoesAround
I had a life preserver that'd been thrown to me, I told the group, and I needed to throw it out for someone else. Anyone else. Whether I could see them or not. Just in case. #PassItOn #WhatGoesAround #Recovery

Entries for 2018
01-01 Marley Ghost 
01-08 Life Saving
01-15 Acceptance
01-22 Boat Rocking
01-29 Be There
02-05 Serious & Fun
02-12 Time Travel
02-19 Wordplay
02-25 My Home
02-26 Every Twig
03-02 Guard Ye
03-05 It's A Lie
continued
03-12 If We Stop
03-19 Tone Of Face
03-21 Be Happy
03-26 Love Seeing
04-02 Easier Work
04-09 Have To Be
04-16 Creative Word
04-21 Love Me
04-23 Loving Story
04-29 Same Dust
04-30 Young Vision
05-02 Hidden Sword
continued
05-07 Not Immune
05-14 Our Hells
05-21 Reflections
05-24 Shining Spark
05-28 Faith Is Fun
05-29 I Knew
06-04 Widow's Peaks
06-11 Memories
06-18 Weirdest Way
06-25 Good Sex
07-02 Uplift World
07-09 Who Pass
continued
07-10 Fire Light
07-16 Use A Vice
07-23 One Question
07-30 Rainbow
08-06 Social Media
08-13 Greatest Gift
08-20 I'm Lucki
08-27 He Sang
09-03 Old Cliche
09-10 Work You Love
09-17 Heartbeat
09-24 Raise A Child

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10-01 Price Tag
10-08 One Blessing
10-15 Beauty & Joy
10-22 Family Unity
10-29 Mine Chose Me
11-05 Intrigued
11-09 Sorrow Not
11-10 Done in Love
11-12 Love So Much
11-19 Just In Case
11-26 Closeness









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2018-11-12 Love So Much
#Love
   #Healing
...if, as they say, you can love someone so much it hurts, can you love someone so much it heals? #Love #Healing #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
For the Birth of Baha'u'llah (Twin Birthdays)
2018-11-10 Done In Love
#Baha'i   #Love

Whatever is done in love is never any trouble, and - there is always time. #Bahai #Love #abdulbaha
For the Birth of the Bab (Twin Birthdays)
2018-11-09 Sorrow Not
#Baha'i   #LifeJourney
O Son of Being! Sorrow not save that thou art far from Us. Rejoice not save that thou art drawing near and returning unto Us. #Bahai #LifeJourney #bahaullah
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2018-11-05 Intrigued
#FaithNotBlind   #ThoughtfulProcess

I was...intrigued that faith could be such a thoughtful process, not one given to blind acceptance of tradition. #FaithNotBlind #ThoughtfulProcess #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-10-29 Mine Chose Me
#Family   #Adoption
I smile to remember how forearmed I became, even so young...Seems a neighbor lady called us to "complain" that her som had come home crying, begging to be adopted. 'Cuz I'd told him that his mother had to take whatever she got, while my mother personally chose me. #Family #Adoption #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-10-22 Family Unity
#Family   #Unity

The essential atom, basic building block, catalytic chain-link of world unity is family unity. #Family #Unity #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-10-15 Beauty & Joy
#Beauty   #Joy
The simple beauty and joy of living #Beauty #Joy #Recovery
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2018-10-08 One Blessing
#Prayer   #Scripture

One of the blessings of having and using scriptural prayers is confidence that I'm not praying for the wrong things. #Prayer #Scripture #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-10-01 Price Tag
#WorthHaving   #TANSTAAFL

Nothing worth having comes without a price tag. Nothing. #WorthHaving #TANSTAAFL #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-09-24 Raise A Child
#ItTakesAVillage
  #GoodCharacter
As many Afridan cultures have declared in very similar proverbs, it does indeed take a whole community to raise a child. Children's characters are formed not merely by their parents but by others in their environment. They need opportunities to get to know good people. #ItTakesAVillage #GoodCharacter #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-09-17 Heartbeat
#Creation
  #Heartbeat
...the Big Bang involved compression waves. Sound. And that sound is still resonating throughout the universe...It fascinates me that part of it sounds like a human heartbeat. God sharing a little in-joke with us? #Creation #Heartbeat #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-09-10 Work You Love
#Work  #WorkYouLove
I've often said that the great bounty of doing work you live is this: Being able and allowed to do it makes up for all the scutwork that also comes with the job. #Work #WorkYouLove #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-09-03 Old Cliche
#SpeakUp
  #SpeakOut
Old cliches become cliches because they encapsulate a truth: All evil needs to thrive is the silence of good people. If I dont speak up for others at risk, in all justice who will be left to speak up for me when I'm at risk? #SpeakUp #SpeakOut #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-08-27 He Sang
#Creation
  #LetThereBeLight
And a performer friend also shared with me the joyous idea that God didn't just say creation into being, He sang it into being. #Creation #LetThereBeLight #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-08-20 I'm Lucki
#WhoAreYou  #HowAreYou
When I introduce myself to people in the rooms, I say, "I'm Lucki." When they ask me how I'm doing ... I say, "I'm Lucki." #WhoAreYou #HowAreYou #Recovery
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2018-08-13 Greatest Gift
#GreatestGift  #Stories
When we're in the rooms of a twelve-step program, the greatest gift we can give each other is our story. #GreatestGift #Stories #Recovery
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2018-08-06 Social Media
#SocialMedia
  #LifeIsTooShort
I'm not into social media. I'm not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, whateer the latest and greatest is. ... Not 'cuz I don't undersgtand the technology. 'Cuz life's too short, at my age, to spend any more of it than I already do in front of a screen instead of in the presence of real live people. Engaged in physical activity. Immersed in a good book I can not only see but experience the texture and smell and helft and tactile page-turning of. Or in meditative contact with the universe and its/my Creator. #SocialMedia #LifeIsTooShort #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-07-30 Rainbow
#Rainbow
  #ReflectionsOfGod
Did you know that everyone looking at a rainbow sees a different one? 'Cuz no two people are standing exactly in the same place at the same time...The same can be said about each individual's perception of God. #Rainbow #ReflectionsOfGod #WentworthMiller
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2018-07-23 One Question
#BurningQuestion  #Religion
I think that everyone has at least one burning question they need their Faith to answer. #BurningQuestion #Religion #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-07-16 Use A Vice
#TwoSidesSameCoin  #GetTheJobDone
Rememer that when God can't find a virtue--like love---to help us through, He'll use a vice--like vanity--to get the job done. #TwoSidesSameCoin #GetTheJobDone #Recovery
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For the Martyrdom of the Bab
2018-07-10 Fire Light
#Bahai   #SilverLining
O Son of Man! My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. #Bahai #SilverLining #bahaullah
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2018-07-09 Who Pass
#PersonalDecision   #Passing

No dig at people who choose to pass...for white or straight. Be it 'til they're ready to come out, or for their whole liefe. They've weighed alternatives. Decided that what they stand to gain in entitlement or ease outweighs the toll. Just 'cuz they made a different decision than me doesn't mean they're wrong and I'm right. It's a personal decision. #PersonalDecision #Passing #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-07-02 Uplift World
#UpliftTheWorld   #UnifyTheWorld
We cannot get distracted and expend all our energies on piecemeal efforts to protest one injustice or promote another political agenda or help just some small segment of society. We must concentrate on what can bring justice for and unify and uplift the whole world. #UpliftTheWorld #UnifyTheWorld #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-06-25 Good Sex
#GoodSex   #GoodMarriage
...a good marriage isn't built on good sex; good sex is built on a good marriage. A loving, trusting, communicating, sharing, faithful, fun marriage. #GoodSex #GoodMarriage #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-06-18 Weirdest Way
#PrayerWorks   #RealAnswers
And boy owdy, can prayers be answered in the weirdest ways. Which doesn't make the answers any less real. #PrayerWorks #RealAnswers #Recovery #WentworthMiller
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2018-06-11 Memories
#Memories   #ThankfulForMemories
I've had a long, fulfilling life, and I'm thankful for all the memories. #Memories #ThankfulForMemories #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-06-04 Widow's Peaks
#WidowsPeak   #MaybeImBiased
Widow's peaks are tres cool. Worth showing off. But then, having one of my own, maybe I'm biased? #WidowsPeak #MaybeImBiased #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the Ascension (passing) of Baha'u'llah

2018-05-29 I Knew
#Bahai   #Love
O Son of Man! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty. #Bahai #Love #bahaullah
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2018-05-28 Faith Is Fun   
#FaithIsFun   #SeriousButFun
Faith that enriches one's life? Enlivens one's spirit? Strengthens one in the face of challenges? Inspires one to help build a better world? And ensures one of receiving and giving unconditional love? That faith is its own reward. Having that kind of faith is just plain more fun. #FaithIsFun #SeriousButFun #Recovery
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For the Declaration of the Bab
2018-05-24 Shining Spark
#Bahai   #Truth
The shining spark of truth cometh forth only after the clash of differing opinions #Bahai #Truth #abdulbaha
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2018-05-21 Reflections
#ReflectionsOfGod   #GodInAll
When we laud the best in other people, we are lauding reflections of God. When we appreciate the beauty of nature, we are appreciating reflections of God. When we are awed by the complexity of the universe, we are being awed by reflections of God. #ReflectionsOfGod #GodInAll #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-05-14 Our Hells
#Hell   #EscapeHell

There's no God-created hell. But God can help us escape the Hells we created. #Hell #EscapeHell #Recovery
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2018-05-07 Not Immune
#Assumptions   #NotImmune
Default assumptions are really insidious. I'm not immune. #Assumptions #NotImmune #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the Twelfth of Ridvan
2018-05-02 Hidden Sword
#Bahai   #YourValue
O My Servant! Thou art even as a finely tempered sword concealed in the darkness of its sheath and its value hidden from the artificer's knowledge. Wherefore come forth from the sheath of self and desire that thy worth may be made resplendent and manifest unto all the world. #Bahai #YourValue #bahaullah
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2018-04-30 Young Vision
#Youth   #Vision
At some point, the vision of the young is more far-reaching than ours, and we need to look at the goal they see. To force them to limit themselves to our vision is to admit that we have failed to lift them up. #Youth #Vision #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the Ninth of Ridvan
2018-04-29 Same Dust
#Bahai   #EndPrejudice
O Children of Men! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. #Bahai #EndPrejudice #bahaullah
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2018-04-23 Loving Story
#Stories   #ActOfPrayer
I realized that--just as doing the best work I can in a spirit of Service is an act of worship--telling a loving story about somebody as best I can is an act of prayer. A life-giving prayer. #Stories #ActOfPrayer #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the First of Ridvan
2018-04-21 Love Me
#Bahai   #Love
O Son of Being! Love Me, that I may love thee. If though lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. #Bahai #Love #bahaullah
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2018-04-16 Creative Word
#PrayerWorks   #WordOfGod
To my mind, prayers that come from the Creative Word of God are inarguably the most powerful form of prayer. #PrayerWorks #WordOfGod #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-04-09 Have To Be
#Accepting   #AcceptMyself
Accepting isn't anything I can always do, or make happen. Accepting is just how I have to be. #Accepting #AcceptMyself #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-04-02 Easier Work
#Work   #WorkIsWorship
It's easier to work worshipfully when you love what you do. #Work #WorkIsWorship #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-03-26 Love Seeing
#Love   #WhatIsLove
Is love seeing the other person as they really are? Is love seeing what they could be(come) with your support? Is love letting them see you as you really are? Is love seeing what you could be(come) with their support? Are those mutually exclusive, or can (must?) they all be true? #Love #WhatIsLove #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For Naw-Ruz (New Year)
2018-03-21 Be Happy
#Bahai   #Joy
Be happy! Be happy! Be full of joy! #Bahai #Joy #abdulbaha
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2018-03-19 Tone of Face
#ToneOfFace   #CatStare
Don't look at me in that tone of face. #ToneOfFace #CatStare #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-03-12 If We Stop
#Failure   #DontGiveUp
The only time we can fail is if we stop trying. #Failure #DontGiveUp #TwingsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-03-05 It's A Lie
#Depression   #DepressionIsALiar
Sometimes, even more than prayer, scientific knowledge gave me a mantra to help protect me from dying of depression after I'd stopped self-medicating. "It's a lie. I don't feel this way. Not my spirit. Not my soul. It's only some wonky chemicals oozing across my brain. They'll eventually go away. I don't have to. All I have to do is hang in there 'til they're gone. I can do that. That's what's true." #Depression #DepressionIsALiar #Recovery
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For the 19-Day (daylight) Fast
2018-03-02 Guard Ye
#Bahai   #ThePoor
O Ye Rich Ones on Earth! The poor in your midst are My trust; guard ye My trust, and be not intent only on your own ease. #Bahai #ThePoor #bahaullah
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2018-02-26 Every Twig
#Teaching   #OpportunityKnocks
...every twig on a tree and every pebble on a path is another teaching opportunity. #Teaching #OpportunityKnocks #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For Ayyan-i-Ha (interclary days)
2018-02-25 My Home
#Bahai   #Home

My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever comes through the portals of this home must go with a gladsome heart. This is the home of light, whosoever enters here must become illumined. #Bahai #Home #abdulbaha
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2018-02-19 Wordplay
#Wordplay   #PlayWithWords
Even talking about the deepest, most heartfelt matters, my brain wants to play with words. #Wordplay #PlayWithWords #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-02-12 Time Travel
#PrayerWorks   #WhereWhen
And prayer can time-travel. If my prayer here can help someone wherever they are, then my prayer now can help someone whenever they are. Lightyears or life-years, it's all the same. So maybe I'm paying some of it back(wards). #PrayerWorks #WhereWhen #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-02-05 Serious & Fun
#Religion   #SeriousButFun
Religion should be a source of joy and upliftment, serious but fun. #Religion #SeriousButFuin #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-01-29 Be There
#OpportunityKnocks   #BePresent
Gotta be THERE there when opportunity scratches at the window. #OpportunityKnocks #BePresent #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-01-22 Boat Rocking
#RockTheBoat   #RowingTogether
Sometimes rocking the boat is what's needed to wake the people up and get them rowing. First with each other. Then with the oars. #RockTheBoat #RowingTogether #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-01-15 Acceptance
#AcceptMyself   #GodIsPersonal

Acceptance is an individual, personal thing because everything God does is personal; and I have to just accept being the person He created me to be. #AcceptMyself #GodIsPersonal #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2018-01-08 Life Saving
#PassItOn   #PassItBack
Still, when we hear life-affirming, life-changing, life-saving stories in recovery, we take them to heart. And we pass them on. Just in case. Life preservers. Or sometimes, just in case, we pass them back. #PassItOn #PassItBack #Recovery
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2018-01-01 Marley Ghost
#MarleyGhost  #Listen
You know, somewhere along the way, I learned that when a ghost comes up out of the past to warn yu, listen. I don't mean a nagging, self-criticizing, shaming, fearful ghost. I mean the kind with your best interest at heart. A Jacob Marley ghost. #MarleyGhost #Listen #TwigsOfAFamilyTree

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