Lost wallet.

Years ago my wallet was stolen out of my car. In it were mostly replaceable things. Things that when you realize what it's going to take to replace them you cuss a little and then start the process of replacing them. But one thing in my wallet was irreplaceable. I didn't cuss about this thing, but winced, and sighed, because there was no process to start. It was gone. 

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Apocalypse of Love (an excerpt of chapter 3, from Experiments in Honesty)

The story of the primordial humans in the Garden isn’t just about doing that which was forbidden. It’s about all of us, from the beginning, sewing together our own Hell, our own system of hiding and suppressing and pretending, to see if we can pass as lovable since we’re sure we’re not…Once it gets in your head that you may not be lovable, your entire internal budget is spent on compensating for that. And there’s not much left over for loving others when you decide your own value is a variable.

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