September 4, 2004

alone

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone —

--Edgar Allen Poe

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If I could do it all over again, I would have kept more to myself.
It is the mystery that lingers...