“God be thanked

that there are some in the world

to whose hearts

the barnacles will not cling.”

— J.G. Holland

“Bad memories can attach themselves like barnacles to the hulls of our lives. And, like barnacles, they have a disproportionately large amount of drag.” — Richard Paul Evans

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Beak of male American White Pelican is seen with fibrous remains of mating season growth ~ Varying in size, and clearly part of the courting ritual, the hornlike growth is shed following courtship. • Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida by Jan Logozzo

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