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Celebrate Life on a wonderful early Wednesday morning

A wonderful belated birthday gift to me is gaining back a very pleasurable indulgence which I thought I lost. I was very sure it was going to be something permanent. But again, I am wrong.

Thank the heavens above, it is definitely back. I could not really provide the details :-) Suffice it to say, that the life in me is back.

It happened this morning. And I loved it.

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