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How remembering my grandfather helps me see the beauty in life

We smiled and nodded a lot, but we still connected in our own manner

Statue of grandfather with grandchild

Photo: Freeimages.com – Tom Low

I relish the quiet of a predawn run. Focus on the cadence of my footfalls, breathe the crisp morning air.

I pass the local technical college and notice an older gentleman, leaning on a pillar. He sports glasses; his frame, slight, thin; grey hair combed over scalp. Stares into the ether of . . .

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November 23, 2017

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