Outfit Post: 3/11/15

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Sweatshirt: Printa — Skirt: Thrifted (H&M) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather OTK Stockings in Graphite) — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry — Necklace: Gift

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I spent a good portion of today pretty broken up about the news of Sir Terry Pratchett’s passing; his books meant a lot to me as a young person, and there’s still so much to get out of them–maybe more–as an adult.

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Alzheimer’s is a rough thing to deal with for anyone. It is common in my family, and it’ll probably turn up for me sooner or later. There’s a donation collection set up for a UK-based Alzheimer’s organization; there’s probably also at least one foundation for memory-related problems in older folks local to you!

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There are so many stories about him going around as people remember his impact and legacy, and I found author Maureen Johnson’s story particularly touching (which is to say, it caused me to sob quite loudly). If you have any stories of your own, I’d love to hear them.

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And if you’re not familiar with his work, there are worse things you could do than read a Discworld book or two. You can start from the very beginning, like I did, or you can start with a particular character group’s novels, as with Guards! Guards! or Mort. You might find yourself drawn to Granny Weatherwax, Tiffany Aching, Sam Vimes, or Death himself–but you can think of them all as facets of Sir Terry himself, I think. He put himself into every one of those books, and he’s immortal for it.

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