Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Because Music Is The Cure

Ticking Away The Moments That Make A Dull Day Fritter And Waste The Hours In An Offhand Way Kicking Around A Piece Of Ground In Your Home Town Waiting For Someone Or Something To Show You The Way Tired Of Laying In The Sunshine Staying Home To Watch The Rain You Are Young And Life Is Long And There Is Time To Kill Today And Then One Day You Find Ten Years Have Got Behind You No One Told You When To Run, You Missed The Starting Gun

Pink Floyd 4 February 1974 ( US Release ) 

STORY TIME:

During a relaxing drive south with the most ideal soundtrack in the background vibrating while soothing my turbulent mind, a panic attack ensued, only for about two seconds, but inside those couple of seconds, terror. Like complete terror as I thought I was about to face death. 

There is this little town named Delta that has a mainstream full of construction projects and traffic cones are litter everywhere. A yahoo blows by me as they apparently didn't take to kind to my grandpa driving style. Happens all the time but this particular car drove a little more than erratic. All of a sudden, they slam on their brakes at a major intersection and prime construction zone. Out of nowhere, from the right actually, a Highway Patrolmen with lights flashing makes a left turn from the right and pull right in front of this yahoo. I stopped with plenty of distance between us and my third eye screamed," Don't Start Shooting!!" 

Within seconds, the lead escort of Highway Patrolmen with lights flashing blocked the intersection and here comes this MASSIVE Washington D.C. bound Christmas tree. Track It Here If You Please And Read About The Trees History. Behind the long clumsy simi truck was loads of law enforcement, BLM trucks, and Forrest Service vehicles all making their way to GJ. Yes, I felt like a big scaredy cat but damn it. Stressful 


STRESSFUL:

I added some much unwanted stress to my life by walking past the Trump houses while shoveling snow not so many days ago. This bothered me because that is not my branding. I laid in bed with thoughts of what if's. What if they slipped and fell and broke a hip because of my lack of actions. What if they saw me walk by and wondered why I would pull such a stunt. All those what ifs really upset me because I wasn't acting the better human. I selfishly walked right past their place because of a propaganda sign in their yard. Who Cares!?!?! Seek the best possible outcome and be the better person. Lead By Example 

WORK:

SOOOOooooo I had the privilege of being called into the principals office and that is never ideal. But I thought just maybe that they were going to elaborate about an issue I resolved whiteout being asked to do so. Nope, was politely informed that due to a low customer count, CLOSING THE DOORS. Phuc Me! Nobody Wins


My heart immediately went out to all those Silver Sneakers as this gym is there one and only outlet of the day. A controlled environment where no judgment is cast upon thee. For some of them, A Purpose 
 

And now whats the alternative option for these folks?? See, I am so upset about this development that I use the same word twice. Alternative and option are the same, NO??? 



 CYCLING:

Not sure why but fright trains have been crossing my path constantly these days. I don't mind but its an observation as of lately. Always been a big fan of the rails, long history with locomotives, and those massive units create a distinct sound while moving about in the rail yard. 

Legs have felt fantastic and miles click away like nobody is watching. Seriously, nobody is watching. Been riding inconspicuous areas and uncommon streets routes by average drivers during their daily grind of honk honk oh Phuc no commutes.   

And all those new Strava challenge segments are popping up regularly. With that said, the Local Legends doesn't carry merit. I think its Strava sending out positive messages, which I am all for, but far from actuate. Strava notified me that I was the Local Legend for a particular route out to Fruita and that means I come back that way as well. A new rider claimed that title with five less rides than mine on the return trip. How can that be if I have five more rides??? But hey, if it gets folks outside, I am all for it. Feel Alive Folks



This was a solid mind clearing ride the other day. The legs were a little off so I took it rather easy. Glad I did because the wildlife was astounding. Merlin Falcons were in abundance, Red Tail Hawks are prevalent in Colorado, quick little running Quail scurried about, and Bald Eagles dominated the westerly thermals. Bucks casually walked beyond the fence line, sheep were focused on eating, and baby goats played like they are suppose to. Animals So Rock 


While on a farm tour ride the other day, ran into some rush hour traffic. Colorado Style!! Just to the left of this photo was a massive herd of sheep on the move. Check out all that piss and SH*T on the road. I mean thats a lot of sheep in this herd. Two working boarder collie dogs, one guy on a horse, and about three or four hispanic helpers guiding sheep towards their new farm patch for fresh grazing opportunities. Well Orchestrated 

FOOTHILLS:

Out of town I drove and thats how "story time" came into play. A dynamic couple reached out and I accepted. Its always mind boggling how friends will appear when your chips are down. Dig That

And its nice packing light. No sleeping pad, no camp stove, and none of that over thinking or what I am forgetting moments. Just an ice chest of goodness, sunglasses on my happy face, and a full tank of gas. Travel On

We laughed into the night as if we just saw each other the night before. Reminiscing of attending live shows, pets that no longer walk Mother Earth, upcoming travels, and when and where we were when. We stayed up way past our bedtime and my belly was sore the next morning from laughing out loud all night.

And because I am an early riser, they were stoked with this veggie filled quiche. Coffee was on, breakfast was ready, and the room smelled of grandmas touch. I had previously prepped all the veggies before departing, mixed half and half with 6 eggs in a sealed tight mason jar, and I cheated with a pre made pie crust. All while leaving room for brews in the ice chest of course. Plus, a little Makers Mark on the side just in case. Which was very well received. Again, they were stoked and we ate well. YES

I am so full of gratitude for the opportunity for dodging out of the valley and how about that sunrise. Like WoW!! Once we all found our rhythm that morning, we rode out for a sweet A$$ ride. The perfect ride for a group of booze hounds. Not too hilly and not too aggressive. Just a ride were we could chat, pull off for a snack, and ride while looking out for everyones best interest. You know, friendship. Nothing Better


MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION:

You know that game!! That game where some one asked you if you were independently wealthy. What would be your dream car? Where would you live?? All that nonsensical materialistic BS. That question was raised the other night and really bothered me because my headspace wasn't in make believe mode. 

My immediate visceral response was LOVE, more of an outburst really. I don't want any of that Sh*t. I want what these two Red Tail Hawks have, compatibility for life. Finding a partner and never dream of letting go. I never imagined nailing all 6 lotto numbers and buying an entertainment center for my new TV. Phuc That!! Sports car, Phuc That Business!! I simply want unconditional love. Someone that challenges me intellectually. Someone that is willing to grow with me physically. Somebody that I can count on for support during tough times because they know that I only possess the best of intentions. Simple Honest Love 

GOALS:

  1. Reframe From Punching Someone In The Face
  2. Cracking The 300mi/482km For The Week
  3. Engage My Gluteal Amnesia Issue  
  4. Consume More Fiber And Veggies 
  5. Remember Lovable Shyla's Birthday Here In A Few Weeks Time

Be Well This Week,

Cheers

P.S. For All Of You Monday Mural Fans , Here Is My 57 Second Video I Shot Of Just That. Turn It Up!! 




66 comments:

  1. ...thanks for the heads up about the 2020 Christmas tree and you video! Keep the music playing.

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    1. Crazy Trek And Right Here From Colorado - Thanx So Much For Checking Out The Video Brother T

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  2. Hello,
    It seems like a long way to go for a Christmas tree, I have some in my front yard. Gorgeous scenic views, love the colorful sky, the mountains, sheep and the Red-tailed Hawks. It is time for all the political signs to come down. They are an eye-sore. Cool mural video. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Its That Sky Remarkable - Our Sunrises And Sets Lately Have Been Inspiring - A Full On Game Changer And Attitude Adjuster - Thanx For Watching The Video - Be Well Shadow People

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  3. The animals you saw intrigued me. Lucky you, time with friends, in nature and cycling. Just about perfect!

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    1. Its The Animals That Brings A Smile To My Face - Its The Ride That Brings A Smile To My Heart

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  4. Pink Floyd is a great soundtrack for driving.
    I might have walked past The Trump houses myself, but I might also have worried that someone could have slipped.

    A closing gym is never good. Here on Long Island they only reopened because of Covid about 6 weeks ago but they may be closing again soon.

    That quiche looks good!

    Have a great week!

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    1. It Bugged Me - Not Stoked About The Closure But Way To Many Stupid People Are Out And About - All The Good Folks Get Punished For Abiding By The Rules - Sucks - The Quiche That Next Morning Hit The Spot - So Did The Baileys And Coffee Before The Ride

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  5. A long way for a tree to travel. Our town has strings of light that hang on a frame in shape of a cone for a Christmas tree. No cutting down trees and pretty to see. Love the views, a very scenic landscape. Wishing you a fantastic week and stay safe.

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    1. Agreed, Crazy Waste Of Resources - Always Pleased Hearing From You Mr Bill - Sure Do Enjoy Your Daily Photos And Humor - Best Wishes For The Rest Of Your Week

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  6. I love the mural video. You are a better person than me if you can snow clear for Trump supporters. It is very unfortunate the gym is closing, especially if it is not a judgemental type model full of beautiful people.

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    1. You Are Such A Doll - Thanx For Watching

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  7. Singing my song at the top of the post. Best.lyrics.ever.

    Who stops traffic for a Christmas Tree? Oh, Trump. He makes me physically sick and like you, I'm trying not to punch anyone in the face these days. Hang in there, my friend. It has to get better. It has to.

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    1. Sing It Loud And Proud - Free Your Mind - You Wouldn't Believe What My Experience Was Today, Came Close To Backhanding A Guy Today - Its Gotta Get Better Or I Will Need A Lot More Space

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  8. Great video. The tree...blocking traffic? Are you kidding me?!! That quiche looks terrific. And we used to drive to Delta every year for peaches apples and cherries.

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Video From Downtown Delta - Used To Purchase Pounds Of Stone Fruit From Delta's Many Packing Sheds - Hope To Share A Cocktail With You At Your Sisters Someday

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  9. What a great idea having a mural video, know just the place here on this Island to take one then join it together.
    Always pays not to drive too close behind the front vehicle as you discovered.
    Sheep, often see that on our country roads.
    Take care.

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    1. Looking Forward To Watching Your Video Masterpiece - All The Best

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  10. Uncertain times, panic attacks, what ifs, you're not alone. Amazing skies. I'd freak too with crazy drivers and police all over the place acting as escort. Must have been pretty cool, too. Sorry about the Silver Sneakers. Things will get better. The farm traffic jam made me laugh. We've had wild turkeys cause traffic jams in my rural town. The quiche looks amazing. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. Wish I Had Time Lapsed This Mornings Sunrise - Over The Top Stunning - Pleased You Laughed Today - Makes My Heart Happy - You As Well

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  11. the views and scenic landscape are very beautiful....
    love the photo of herd of sheep on the move...amazing.

    Have a wonderful day

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  12. Dearest Travis,
    That huge tree transport is quite something. I'm not that much about a tree but most people live from Christmas to Christmas, for whatever reason.
    Had to laugh about your 'fright' train. You must be frightened about something that you overlooked the freight...?!
    Wonderful for being together with friends and enjoying lots of laughter; life's best medicine!
    You did well with that Quiche.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. That Trailer Really Is Massive - Too Funny - Belly Laughs For Sure - The Quiche Was Delightful - Thanx For Always Checking In - Such A Pleasure Hearing From You Guys

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    2. Love Those Paw Prints In Red - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  13. Those lyrics that you led off with - they are the truth. We don't get this time back. I can tell that you know that.

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  14. And this is why I hate driving or being in a car, at least here in Germany...
    I´m not sure about that Christmas tree, seems like a waste. But I like their slogan, "experience yOUR nature".
    Those if´s, I know. Sometimes it´s hard to be good. Tolerant. I think that´s normal.
    Sad with the gym.
    Good solution to the cycle-"problem", Feel Alive Folks sounds about right, and as long as you (and we) know the truth... all good :-)
    Aw, I love sheep (not so much what they leave behind, though).
    Great when friends are around like that and my, that quiche looks yummy!
    I wish you all the luck you find true love very soon.
    Your goal #1 made me laugh.
    Catchy music in that video, great murals, too - cheers and to a nice week!

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    1. Full On Waste - Super Bummed About The Gym But Understood - Love Those Farm Animals - That Has Been A Difficult Goal, Came Very Close Today - I So Appreciate You Taking The Time To Respond And Thank You For Watching The Video - You Rock

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  15. Well, this was an action-packed and thought-provoking post! The quiche looks fantastic and I'm glad you got to spend valuable time with people who make you laugh. That's a huge plus. I'll check out your mural video when I get home (and can watch a video without the whole library hearing it). I admire your attitude on snow-shoveling -- I'm sometimes ashamed that I'm not more forgiving of others' political views, so I get that. Oh, and the Capitol Christmas tree! It's like a celebrity sighting!

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    1. Thought Provoking, Righteous - Laugher Is A Huge Plus - Hope You Enjoyed The Video - Very Challenging To Understand Let Along Forgive - Stay Strong On That Side Of The Pond

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  16. Beautiful photographs, I'm glad to hear that you are still enjoying your cycles. Picking roads and routes with hardly anyone around makes sense. Sorry to hear about the stressful time, I hope time spend cycling and in the nature helps.

    I don't think I ever dreamed of winning the lottery either, because I honestly don't believe it would change my life for the better. It would just made me stressed because I would feel the pressure about how I should spend the money and whom should I help the first. My husband plays though, and I always tell him that he has already won the lottery. He'll get what I mean some day. Have a nice day ahead! :)

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    1. So Funny You Are - Good Call - Pleased You Saw The Photos - Riding Does The Trick

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  17. Check your back after peddling behind sheep...The best peaches in the world grown in that valley, huge, juicy, sweet. Im so not gonna go right to meet in the middle of no where, hang a left or just keep going eh. The Quiche looks yummy.

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    1. Peaches And Apricots - They Are Such A Summer Delight - Nothing Better Than A Quiche Fresh From The Oven For Friends

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  18. Always good to refrain from punching someone, unless, of course, you happen to be a professional boxer. :-)

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    1. You're Right - Some Folks Need A Kick To The Ear Hole

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  19. Una gran han mostrados parte de tus fotografías preciosos cielos, motivo indudable para lograr mi admiración.

    Besos

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    1. E é por causa de pessoas maravilhosas como você que me inspiro todos os dias - enviando amor e iluminando seu caminho

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  20. Love the song...and so very apt!😉
    Oh and that fantastic sky!!! Wish I could have a mural of that on my bedroom wall - that would definitely cure my insomnia, of that I'm certain!! WOW!!!
    Sorry you've been feeling stressed. There seems to be a lot of that around at the moment, doesn't there! Here's hoping your cycling is helping with that. Just think of how much better you are than I am (I get puffed after a few metres lol), and I guarantee you will soon be feeling much better!!😉
    Do you have a spare slice of that quiche? It looks absolutely delicious!😊😊

    Have a great day!

    A hug.

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    1. Todays Sunrise Was Worthy Of A Wall Painting - Would Fancy You A Slice In A Heart Beat - Enjoy Your Weekend

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  21. Well I have never been stopped by a Xmas tree! Although sheep and cattle, summer roadwork for sure.Can’t hang our in Colorado without running in to all three. You have such a tender heart...being concerned about all of us silver sneakers. Looks like you are also a good cook. Can’t wait for Tues. to get here which will be 14 days...Janey

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    1. And A First For Me - The Gym Thats Closing Gave Those Folks A Purpose And Now What - Its Really A Drag Wondering What They Will Do For Social Interaction And Mobility - Hang Tough In Quarantine - You Got This

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  22. Oh yes chocolate and vampires are the perfect combination <3 :D

    Great post. Music is very important in my life =) Wow this sky looks so beautiful, I love it.
    Cheers

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  23. i see that your skies have been beautiful too...i guess we are all looking at the same sky!!

    i am glad the election is over. now if we could just do something about the virus, i hope the end is near!!

    i LOVE the video, for me it was all about the cars!!

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    1. Wish You Could Have Seen The Sunrise This Morning - Like WoW - Thanx For Checking Out The Video And Will Roll Out A Montage Of Autos Soon

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  24. Completely off topic but as soon as I saw this photo I thought Colorado, and I was right.
    https://www.shorpy.com/node/25980?size=_original#caption

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    1. Nailed It - The Road There That Flows Towards The Right Of The Photo, Gorgeous Views Around That Bend - Have Rode My MTB A Number Of Times Though That Area - Very Well Used By Snowmobiles But Wouldn't Catch Me In That Area During Heavy Snow Storms - Thanx So Much For Sharing The Link!!!

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  25. Love the rush hour traffic. I hoped to see something like that in Ireland, but sadly we did not. If I had all the money my heart desires, I would use it for travel. Phuc materialistic crap. I want to meet new people and learn about new cultures, and just live and love a way of life that’s different from my own.

    Cheers! I hope you have a great weekend :)

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    1. Rush Hour Baby - Agree On The Traveling Front - Its Going To Be A Righteous Weekend

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  26. I get those panic attacks. Scary stuff. But in retrospect, how cool to see the tree. And this whole political thing is stressful right now. Come on, time to move forward. And I get your feeling by those signs. So much bad things from some super crazed supporters. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You Know, It Was Pretty Cool To Witness The Tree Rolling On By - Looking Forward To The weekend

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  27. Floyd has laid it all out perfectly like the delicious sumptuous quiche you had whipped up!

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  28. I imagined how exciting the camping event was and you were laughing out loud that caused you to have a stomach ache ... I laughed reading it too. What a story line, Padre.

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    1. With A Belly Full Of Goodness, Does It Matter?? Pleasure Hearing From You HS

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    1. Two Days Ago, The Sunrise Was Magical

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  30. The landscapes are amazing.

    I wish you ... love!!!

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  31. You had a close call with the cops. Shame they didn't fell that yahoo, just like the Christmas Tree. Stay without my friend. You know it make sense. Don't be too hard on those Trumpers- they may win yet.

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  32. Life has many stressful moments in store for us, but it also reserves a natural remedy as you have well mentioned: music. I also love to read your posts, well written snd structured on so many aspects and I like the fact that you reveal such personal and intimate sides of you. Hope you may receive what you desire because you really deserve it.

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  33. The sky and the mountains looks amazing!

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  34. Brother Padre, thank you so so much for sharing about that massive Christmas Tree! I really did a good zoom and stare on the photo and I can only imagine how good that would feel like to see it pass me by as it travels from my state all the way to the capitol, the pride, the joy, the love of Christmas, truly felt it on your story! I wish that tree will bring happiness and joy and peace to America and the world and shine God's love to everyone :)

    Brother Padre you'll be proud of me! Since we are about to be asked to go back to the office in a few months (which scares me because numbers here are never good EVER) so I got myself a bicycle :) I said that I will bike my way in and out of work when we need to go back to the office (Just a short 7 kms away) and at the same time it will help me with my much needed exercise without the risk to be physically close to other people :) It's just a simple bike because I still don't know much about the specs and I am just beginning with mountain bikes (Been using my old surplus Japanese bike for more than a decade now) I'll blog about it soon :)
    Sending you best wishes and thoughts and hugs my brother Padre!

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  35. Amazing landscapes and beautiful sky!
    Have a lovely day Padre!
    Kisses, Paola.

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