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chicagopubliclibrary:

Life Advice from Harper Lee 

From Letters of Note

A young fan of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ named Jeremy wrote to Harper Lee in 2006, and asked for a signed photo. He didn’t get one, but instead received this lovely piece of advice from the author that is far more precious. 

Harper Lee announced today - on her 88th birthday — that ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ will now be released as an audiobook and e-book. 

Happy Birthday, Harper! 

Source: chicagopubliclibrary
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Because couldn’t a toe dip from the edge spiral into a one-and-a-half off the high dive?

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Scared of the chain. The generation-to-generation momentum if you will.

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I’m often excited to leave the experiences behind but terrified of the strength of the repellants.

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My mood changes at certain points in the night for reasons unbeknownst to all but myself. It’s peculiar.

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Certain unfortunate experiences have created repellents in me against things that people love. The problem is that people don’t see past this synthetic love to discover the repellents.

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At exactly what point does that beloved teddy bear become just a wad of cotton and fabric?

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All my paths lead in opposite directions. Directions that dissolve into a sea of oblivion. Infinite tidal waves launch my paths against grains of sand — individually so innocent yet collectively so annihilative; but how many individual grains of sand can the paths crash into before the innocence turns lethal?

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