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For Will and his family

I was thinking of what it means to be part of a community—a community who has known you since you were little; when they saw you on the street and were surprised at how you'd changed, how you'd grown, how you can ride a bike, drive a car, get a job.

I think when we are young, we maybe take the idea of community for granted. We feel the burden of the ordinary, wanting at some point to fly, fly alone and shed who we were to get a glimpse of who we might be.

Community can know our stories before we do, putting their own spin on the facts at times.

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