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The Beauty of Tears

How is it possible to love a sparrow, or a chicken, or hamster, or any other animal? I was discussing this today with a friend, and realized something I’d never really put into words before. When you put time and love into something, you get attached. So, when a pet dies, we cry. I had a student, who I’ll call

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The Beauty of Tears

How is it possible to love a sparrow, or a chicken, or hamster, or any other animal? I was discussing this today with a friend, and realized something I’d never really put into words before. When you put time and love into something, you get attached. So, when a pet dies, we cry. I had a student, who I’ll call

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About Me

My name is Jared Ratcliff, and I am a young adult, youth camp counselor, and English teacher. But… I guess you came for more than that. When I first started this blog, I described here the beautiful setting of my home in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. But then, in the summer of 2020, I boarded a plane, and two flights and a road trip later, I arrived in my new home in the mountains of Mondulkiri, Cambodia. . .

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