The most intense and well-lived days
She’s ever known,
Consisting in sensing and discovering
Things not exactly new,
But new to her experience

The difference between
Reading about something and actually doing it;
And image of something and really sensing it
In all of its dimensions,
Sound —

And she realizes that life
Is something like a journey to
A popular tourist location:
Everyone experiencing the same sights
Doesn’t make them any less amazing,
Unless you happen to despise any experience
Most people share

But even shared experience
Must first be experienced,
And is in the feeling,
The basking,
The living-within
That she finds herself now —

Taking in both joy and sorrow,
And realizing, fully, for the first time

How connected those two things are

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