Shawn [Madison, WI]

"When you get your heart broken, lean into it actually, and accept that. I always tell my kids you dont want anybody in your life that it doesn't matter if they leave, it should matter, anyone you spend time with, it should matter when they leave. So accept that and be sad, and allow yourself to grieve because you lost something. You lost part of yourself, you lost that person, you lost the possibility, whatever, and thats sad." [Shawn (on the left), 50; in Madison, WI]

Phoebe Axtman