"I come to present the strong claims of suffering humanity. I come to place before the Legislature of Massachusetts the condition of the miserable, the desolate, the outcast. I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten insane, and idiotic men and women; of beings sunk to a conditon from which the most unconcerned would start with real horror; of beings wretched..."

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They must be fixed. If they don't want to be perfect then we will make them be perfect.

They will like it.

It must fixed. It will be fixed.

This is how it will be.

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We will never forgive ourselves for our own humanity.
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His face was unnaturally flushed and his eyes were missing something. He threw his arms open and with barely restrained violence he screamed in my face, "This is the world that I know!"

[There are moments where we do not think. Every cell in our body cries out for us to simply act as our innermost self knows we must.

Do not consider it. Do not complicate it. Do not rationalize it.

For the love of creation, just do it.]

I pressed my cheek to his neck, and held tight to him as he grasped my shirt and tried to rip me from his body. He was brutal, as the marks on my back will testify, but soon he stopped and laid shaking hands on my shoulders.

His touch seemed to wholly communicate that he was afraid I would shatter underneath his hands. His trembling betrayed the fear that I would crumble under his watch and in his care.

I only heard a soft whimper, and felt moisture on my temple. I am not sure if it was sweat or tears.

I did not look up and did not question it.

He had said all he needed to and I needed nothing more than that.

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Some days there is too little of me.

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"I'll come back to Earth if you ask, Darling."

She grinned with the upmost sincerity. Her hand reached across space to touch his affectionately.

He could feel the warmth of her smile all those miles away.

He failed to realize when she did not smile, when she was absent, he felt an uneasyness creep and a hollow chill settle into his bones.

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[Who was the trick on again?]