Living too many lives

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“Ain’t you thinkin’ what’s it gonna be like when we get there? Ain’t you scared it won’t be nice like we thought?”

“No”, she said quickly. “No, I ain’t. You can’t do that. I can’t do that. It’s too much – livin’ too many lives.

Up ahead they’s a thousan’ lives we might live, but when it comes, it’ll on’y be one”.

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

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