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THERE IS NO SHAME IN LOVE

It has always lived in his eyes, dancing in the shadows and avoiding the light, afraid of being discovered. Yet I already knew it was there. But he didn’t know I knew. It sometimes escaped in between his words, galloping out in his sighs and laughter, then promptly disappearing, like ...

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This Lost and Found Life

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com As you get older, it’s easy to become preoccupied with all the things you’re losing: time, mobility, options, friends, hair. The attrition of existence can all begin to get heavy upon your shoulders if you let it. I’ve been feeling the weight of life lately. I ...

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Scientists testing HIV cure report ‘remarkable’ progress after patient breakthrough

Originally published on theguardian.com UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of the virus following treatment. The research, being carried out by five of Britain’s top universities ...

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JK Rowling shared some of her rejection letters as an act of inspiration

JK Rowling, the author of one of the world’s most successful series of books, has shared some rejection letters. The reason? To inspire aspiring writers not to be disheartened by rejections. But the gesture goes much further than that. The letters she shared were actually addressed to her Cuckoo’s Calling ...

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Waiting On A Personal Christmas

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Oh, we need a little Christmas, right this very minute…. Have you ever felt like something was off, something you couldn’t quite place but you were sure of just the same; a subtle but very profound not rightness? Well, something is not right in me these ...

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Why Everything Does NOT Happen For A Reason

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com That phrase. We’ve all received it personally gift wrapped, by well-meaning friends, caring loved ones, and kind strangers. It usually comes delivered with the most beautiful of intentions; a buffer of hope raised in the face of the unimaginably painful things we sometimes experience in this ...

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COMING SOON

Kathmandu, Nepal. “They’ll come soon.” She nodded – a weak, forwards slide of her head – then leaned back and closed her eyes. He knelt beside her, peering into her face, at the rise of her chest as she breathed, assuring himself that she was still there, in body and ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 32)

“Ifeanyi!” I call out for the fifth time, knocking on the door to Ifeanyi’s bedroom. I am determined not to leave the door until he answers me. “Yes!” he finally answers, his voice revealing his irritation. “Sorry, did I wake you up?” “What’s the problem?” he growls. He is not ...

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THE JOURNAL: Question For The Fatherland

Dear Diary, Reflections are circumstances that are usually considered, dwelled upon in pivotal times of one’s existence, and there’s none more pivotal than the day a nation celebrates her independence. On October 1, 1960, when Nigeria secured its independence from the British colony, the jubilation celebrated freedom from the governance ...

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