by Fernando Ortega.

i didn't know the backstory on this when i first heard it. i took it as an expression of care and protectiveness from an adult survivor to his little boy self. it works that way for me, even though it is actually about a failed adoption. but i guess that analogy could work too - i have seen such wonderful examples of that dedication among survivor biological parents and survivor adoptive parents (you know who you are). i have learned something about nurturing my child self from you, too, guys!

LEE

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As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago