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So true . So levelling . Thanks Susannah

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Inspiring Susannah. There's an exercise to grow our creativity that consists of imagining different lives. Interesting. Thanks for your letters.

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It sounds like the marvelous book "the midnight library" by Matt Haig.

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I LOVE this, and I really needed to read it this morning - it's funny how things happen that way, in both ways actually - you know, things appearing when you need to see them, but also the ways things happen the way they do in our own lives. In other lives all those possibilities are possible and potential experiences, yet your life happened exactly as it did for the reason it did. All those paths converging to this moment of holding all these other possibilities and potential other lives gently. There's something about Sunday mornings and ponderings ♥

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Sunday ponderings, always, lil sis ❤️

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This is beautiful and haunting. I believe it was Cheryl Strayed who called these the ghost ships of sister lives that didn’t carry us.

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oh that's beautiful, thank you for sharing, love xo

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There are so many beautiful inner lives in these words, Susannah. By the way, the "ghost ships" metaphor is from this column: https://therumpus.net/2011/04/21/dear-sugar-the-rumpus-advice-column-71-the-ghost-ship-that-didnt-carry-us/

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Good morning Susannah !

A new reader here. In this life this reader is enjoying what your writing. Enjoy your day.

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Love this. I called my mother after reading this, so I won't be a distant daughter in this life 😁

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I love this! So beautiful. So true. Hope you are doing well Susannah.

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These musings are poetry, Susannah!✍️

"In another life I’m a doting grandmother. In another life I fell in love with a woman who felt like home. In another life I can digest gluten" and "In another life we’re kittens together" stand out for me as you blend pragmatic "I can digest gluten" with wildness in the last line. Your words full of love💕

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This was so beautiful,gave me chills.

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I think I will be writing about, In another life today. Very true. This is one way to think deeply about your life and ways to make it better, even when you don't feel like it. Thank you.

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Yes, in another life indeed!

Brilliant Susannah!

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Recently finished a book by Matt Haig called the Midnight Library with a similar theme. It was fascinating for me to see how the choices we make change the course of our life. Makes living each day’s choices more exciting and important.

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what could have been... in this life or another...

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💔❤️🥹 stunning. Thankyou for writing this. ✨

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Ooooh! Others versions of Self in multiverse theory to contemplate! Thanks for sharing this exceptional idea to kick off a brainstorm and perhaps journal entry!

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