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  • Some days the sunsets would be purple and pink.

  • And some days they were a blazing orange...

  • ...setting fire to the clouds on the horizon.

  • It was during one of those sunsets that my father's idea...

  • ...of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts...

  • ...moved from my head to my heart.

  • Some days I would get there extra early to watch the sunrise.

  • One morning I was making mental notes...

  • ...of how the streaks of light were cutting through the clouds...

  • ...so I could tell my dad...

  • ...when I heard a noise below.

  • Excuse me.

  • Excuse me. I'm sorry, but you can't park there. That's a bus stop.

  • Hey, what are you doing up there?

  • You can't be up there, we're gonna take this thing down.

  • - The tree? - Yeah. Now come on down.

  • - But who told you, you could cut it down? - The owner.

  • Why?

  • He's gonna build a house, and this tree's in the way.

  • - So come on, girl, we got work to do. - You can't cut it down. You just can't.

  • Listen, girl. I'm this close to calling the police.

  • You are trespassing and obstructing progress on a contracted job.

  • Now either you come down, or we're gonna cut you down.

  • Go ahead. Cut me down.

  • I'm not coming down. I'm never coming down.

  • Bryce. You guys, come up here with me.

  • They won't cut it down if we're all up here.

  • Bryce, please don't let them do this.

  • Come on, you guys.

  • Bryce, please. You don't have to come up this high. Just a little ways.

  • Bryce, please. Please.

  • What happened after that was a blur.

  • It seemed like the whole town was there.

  • But still I wouldn't move.

  • Then my father showed up.

  • He talked a fireman into letting him come up to where I was.

  • Sweetie, it's time to come down.

  • Daddy, please don't let them do this.

  • - Sweetie... - Daddy, look.

  • You can see everything. You can see the whole world from here.

  • No view is worth my daughter's safety. Now, come on.

  • I can't.

Some days the sunsets would be purple and pink.

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    Caurora posted on 2017/06/24
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