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Name:mehinda
Birthdate:Feb 13
Location:Washington, United States of America

When I was seventeen, I went to an amusement park and got on one of those rotor rides. After we were spinning fast enough, and the bottom dropped out, I was pinned to the wall of the barrel. I felt simultaneously weightless and anchored, real and unreal. The same thing happens sometimes when I see leaves rustling in the breeze. As if everything else is alien, even a little sinister, except those leaves.



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