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The Value of Letter Writing

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The Value of Letter Writing
I owe you an apology. I owe you a thank you. I owe you an explanation.I owe you the truth. I owe you respect. Can you help me?I love you.I miss you.I'm leaving.Why did you leave me? And so I'm writing to you.

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