My Christmas Wish List (8 Images) + Music Video

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    1. Thank you, Marissa. The one about my back is a dream come true …. really experiencing a decrease in pain and for the first time since my accident, I have HOPE that a day is coming I will be pain free totally. So much to be thankful for! So much!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Marissa, I have pics of me when the chronic pain was SO bad and those pics clearly showed how depressed I had become. To be free of that horrible pain, is a Miracle. It’s a Blessing, one that I will never take for granted. To go throughout the day relatively comfortable, and decreasing my pain medications lately … leaves me in tears. I plan to be totally free of all pain medication as soon as I can. I’ve worked so LONG towards this goal and I will not stop, you have my word. Surgeons look at my MRI (s) and tell me I should not be walking. Guess what? I am and then some. So Miracles really do come true, AND I am not an MRI report …. I AM ME. LONG story, one maybe I will post on Petals. We are talking book long though. (smile) (((HUGS))) Amy

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      2. There IS HOPE, Marissa. You just cannot give up. No matter how much it hurts, no matter how much you don’t want to move, you just have to. I was bed bound for almost 2 years, and a drug addict. I arrived at a place deciding whether I wanted to live or die. I chose Life. This has been one of THE most challenging things I have done, yet I have. I cleaned up my diet. Stopped smoking and drinking. Ate healthy. Exercised doing everything I could. Got off the drugs. (that is a nightmare story right there!) Continued to do research on herbs, Homeopathy, supplements, everything I thought that would help me. I refused to let the doctors dictate to me what to do with my Life, and so I took control and yes, I have overcome, still am to a degree today. It just doesn’t happen, Marissa. You have to be willing to put everything you got into your goal, and walk it out. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      3. I have a post coming that says … are Biggest Lessons become our Greatest Gifts …. and it is true. What I have gained in Wisdom and a whole lot of personal growth, could not have otherwise been given to me unless I was pushed way out of my comfort zone. It is just now after over 20 years that I feel like I am returning to Balance, to my Comfort Zone. It was a LONG walk. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  1. I love this post! It has made me feel all Christmassy (and you know my views on Christmas!) I hope all your wishes come true. Great photos, too! I’m guessing the beautiful blue-eyed lady at the end is you?

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. *HUGS*

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    1. *blushing* Yes, Amanda, that is me with a little help from Beauty Face on my new camera. Shhhhh …. don’t say anything. LOL How nice to see my face without wrinkles. *giggle* Oh yes I do have some vanity left. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. What is this ‘Beauty face’ app you speak of? It can zap away wrinkles? It sounds amazing! *whispers* I won’t tell anyone! 🙂 (beats botox, anyway! Ouch!)

        App, or no app… You’re looking good 🙂

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      2. LOL It’s on my NEW Samsung Galaxy camera, Amanda. It’s not an app. It is part of the camera …. Watching Amanda RUN to buy this camera. ROFLMAO!!! NO BOTOX! Once you start, you can’t stop. YOGA is the answer for beauty, my friend. I have just proved it by showing what I look like. That and good nutrition and good living. No smoking, no drinking either. Just saying ….. SMILE! Love, Amy

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      3. Hmmmm …. trying to picture you with tatoos and failing. LOL Good for you with the Botox. I left a doctor’s office because I kept saying no to Botox which got the doctor po’ed. NO WAY! I am taking a class (SO HARD!) that is a combo of Pilates/ Tai Chi / Yoga at the gym I belong to. One hour class and I am soaking wet, sore for days. What this is doing for my health, and my body, Amanda, in all seriousness, money just cannot buy. Health is precious. And I have it now after loosing it!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, Celia. May all YOUR Blessings be received as well!!! Let us both find the Beauty together to create a World that twinkles and sparkles. Thank you for being a part of my Life. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  2. Amy, Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. What a lovely and heartfelt post you’ve given us today. I feel honored to know you just a little bit more than I did yesterday. May all of your dreams come true, and may your heart always contain the love you’ve given to us in this post.. Take care sweet lady & Happy blogging to ya… ❤

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  3. Love this post and remarkable photos! Love to see you, beautiful! Thank you for introducing your family to us. Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 to you and yours, Amy! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. We are indeed! Both of our husbands are still using the first gen cells and the wallet… : ) :). Same to you! (((Hugs))) Amy

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      2. Did you know the flip phones are making a come back with the “Stars”? Privacy is a big thing for these people and they are saying, the flip phones give that to them. So our hubbies are now in fashion. How about that? And oh, I have an old beat up wallet that looks not quite so bad as hubby’s but almost. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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  4. Awww, what a wonderful post! Glad that all your blessings were received! 🙂 Oh, and what a lovely lady you are, dear Mom BonZo! You are so beautiful on that pic! 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas! We ❤ you! Much love, Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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    1. Well, that is because I looked at the person who was taking the picture with Love, thinking of YOU as I was. I am so happy you enjoyed my Christmas post!! Thank you, Roxy & Tigerlino, for being a part of my Life. I treasure you!!! (((HUGS))) Mom BonZo

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    1. Would you expect anything else? LOL That yoga mat represents a lot of hard classes that are bringing this body into healing. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas as well, and may Love be at the forefront of all that surrounds you. Peace, Val. Love, Amy

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    1. OH, thank you so much! I wish the same for you, dear friend, a very Merry Christmas, and a “dreams come true” New Year! I am so Blessed now, having much more in my Life that I every could have dreamed possible. Sending Much Love to you, Amy

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  5. Thank you so very much sweet Amy and may all of you wishes come true. Every day above grounds a blessing and every day with my husband, in or out of dementia episode is a miracle.
    My days are filled with blessings and miracles and I am grateful.
    Merry Christmas and many blessings and much joy from my home to yours.

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    1. I am so grateful as well, Ruth. My Heart just overflows with gratitude. Many Blessings upon you and your Loved ones, and may this coming year, bestow upon you, your Dreams. With Much Love, Amy

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  6. Merry Christmas Amy to you and your husband and your precious cats! Really enjoyed the video and also the great pictures of your wish list. Makes me happy that so many wishes of yours came true. Beautiful picture of you and sending lots of {{{HUGE HUGS}}} Kathy ♥

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    1. SMILING!!!! I am SO glad you enjoyed this post, Kathy!!! Thank you for taking the time to read it. I enjoyed this video as well, and just had to include it on my special Christmas post. It stirred me deeply. May your Christmas be very very special this year, and may you and your hubby have a truly relaxing day, or perhaps a few days. I will think of you as I chill on my couch watching movies with hubby and cats! LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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  7. Such a lovely wish list! and the music is beautiful, too! I listen to the Messiah each year while I bake 🙂
    May all your wishes come true!!

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    1. Oh, Laurie, I am thrilled you enjoyed my Christmas post. Bless you! I LOVE The Messiah, and in fact, I sang that song years ago, HIGH soprano. What a high that was!!! May all YOUR wishes come true right along with mine!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Thank you, Bernie. Thank you!!! May you and your Loved ones have a very Merry Christmas this year, and the Love that is so here at this time, may that Love be with you all they year long. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  8. Aw thank you very much!!! I loved all the pictures and the Handel guitar too. Hallelujah! You are very pretty by the way! Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🙂

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    1. Thank YOU, Laura. I learned in PS how to soften the skin for portraits, giving me (what I showed you) a more youthful appearance. Yes, I do have some vanity left, LOL. I also learned I would not want to do portrait photography … it is a LOT of work! And then some! So glad you were able to view my post here …. I really wanted to post a very special Christmas post. Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend!!! Love, Amy

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      1. I took a picture of my mom for her CD once (she’s a pianist) and it took forever! I don’t like taking people photos really, so we can just stick to our nature! lol xoxo

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    1. I shall have a great Christmas, Professor. I’ve already claimed which couch is mine tomorrow when we watch movies and eat popcorn. You are very welcome. Many have enjoyed “The Messiah” as I have. Bless you, my friend, for being who you are. Heartless or not. (smile) Love, LadyP

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  9. Lovely post Amy, I am glad you received your Christmas wishes, especially about your back-chronic pain can ruin peoples lives. I sincerely hope your back and health will return to what it once was. Merry Christmas to you, hubby and all your lovely cats. May peace, good health and love be with you the whole year through.

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    1. Karen, your words brought tears to my eyes. What lovely kind words and sentiments. May Peace, Good Health and LOVE be with you this whole year through too!! Above all else, if you don’t have health, Life is just not very happy. According to doctors, I should not be walking and need more back surgery. I believe in the power that the body has in healing, plus doing all I know how to do to give my body the means to heal. It has taken a LONG time, yes, yet I am doing it. Much Love, Amy

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    1. Thank YOU, Melissa, for stopping by and reading my post!! I am really honored you did so! Merry Christmas to you and your Loved ones. I am so glad you are in my Life. Love, Amy

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    1. Oh, Stefan, thank YOU so much for your kind words. I am so Blessed to have you in my Life as one of my WP friends. Thank you and may YOU have a very Merry Christmas, having LOVE all around you and your Loved ones. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn. I had a good hair day that day plus I learned how to soften my image in PS which truthfully made me look younger. Yes I still have some vanity. LOL But the yoga I do, and the diet I eat and the life I lead, all make me feel and look good. When I am very fatigued it shows and my age creeps through. I hope your Christmas is very very special, my friend. ((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Oh, Erika, thank you. My eyes really do speak health as you can see. I’ve been through so much with my health, and to be able to look like this now, after all I have been through, is a Miracle. LONG story! My beauty is from my Heart, my friend. Yes, I have been Blessed with physical beauty, yet that beauty is enhanced because of the Love I carry in my Heart. For many years I was very hesitant to show my face online due to men reacting to me in a way I would rather not deal with, and then women being jealous. But now? I am who I am, and IF I get reactions that are not of Love, it is not my problem. I feel good about me, something I have not had all my Life except lately. I’ve earned it. (smile) Sending (((HUGS))) to you! Love, Amy

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      1. You wrote a little about your health history in your about page. What I read there and the loving energy and gratitude you spread in your posts made me follow you. What I see (now even in a picture) is a face that radiates a zest for life. Therefore you inspire and encourage others. I understand when you write you were hiding. So did I. But not anymore since I finally startey believing in me again. We came from different corners and you definitely chose tve harder way. But as a result we feel this passion for life, live that passion and be grateful and happy. In the end that’s all that life is about. All the beautiful unfoldings, what we make out of it, and how life responds are only results.

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  10. I love the photo of you, nice. Lovely post Amy, wishing you all the best for the season ahead and hope you have a wonderful 2015. It’s been wonderful getting to know you better.

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    1. Thank you, Leanne. I learned how to soften skin in a portrait which gave me some youth. And I also was having a good hair day that day. LOL I learned portraits are a lot of work and something I don’t wish to do. Whew! I too am so happy to have met you, and I have learned so much from you this past year. If you look back and see my work from last Christmas to now, there is a huge difference. That difference has much to do with you and many incredible artists here on WP. I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and may both of us see dreams come true in 2015!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  11. Hello Amy,
    I just want to take a moment to wish you a very happy winter holiday!
    I’m very glad to have ‘met’ you through your beautiful photography this year.
    Best wishes to you and your husband,
    Takami 🙂

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  12. Thank you for your most lovely post of Christmas wishes and peace, Amy Rose. You are a beautiful woman of heart and hugs. Peace to you and your hubby, my dear Upstate New York friend just a bit to the west. ❤

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    1. You are most welcome, my Kissin’ Cousin to the East! You are of beautiful Heart yourself, my friend, and it is truly an honor to know you. Peace to you and your dear wife Karen, and may this Christmas be very special indeed. Hoping it snows here so that hubby and I can go a’shootin’ if we can get ourselves off the couches watching move marathons. With Much Love, AmyRose (smile)

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    1. I know how fast babies grow, Marcie. You blink, just like you say, and before you know it, they are in college. Thank you for your kind words and I am really happy you enjoyed my Christmas post!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  13. Such a beautiful list of wishes, Amy! Thanks for illuminating my days with beautiful images and sentiments since I found your blog! Looking forward to next year! I wish you and all yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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    1. Oh, Tiny. What beautiful words from a beautiful Soul. Thank you, my friend. I wish you the very same, and look forward to what we together will create in the oncoming year. I look forward to learning more, to creating in new ways, in going places I have yet sought out to bring to you and all who come to Petals, a sense of Peace, Joy, Love, and Beauty. I feel the same way about your blog, and have many laughs as well as some deep introspective thoughts. You are great and I really look forward to our continuing friendship. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing your wishes here, Amy. May each one of them continue to be granted throughout the coming year. I enjoyed the wonderful guitar music. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xx

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    1. I must laugh because I am still learning on my Canon and I have had that for well over one year. Come to think of it, I think it is 2 years. There is TOO much on these cameras, so what I have come to do, is to wing it most times, just seeing what I can do, and if I run into problems, then I pull out the manual. It is amazing what one can produce by just changing WB. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Why thank you, Chris. I really mean that. Some I took with wrong settings so they are not as clear as they could be. I’m learning, and I look forward to show you what all I can do with this wonderful camera I have been Blessed to have. May you have a Merry Christmas, my friend!!! Love, Amy

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      1. Me either!!! LOL I’m already “thinking”. Hehehehehehe Here I am supposed to be “relaxing” and I just want to shoot. Weather here is NOT cooperating, being that it is ugly, wet, grey, NO SNOW. Bummer! *sigh* Perhaps I dig out a closet or two today to get them organized. I’ve just about been couched out already. Hehehehehehe Merry Christmas, Chris!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      2. LOL You know what I mean! How you make me laugh!!! Hey, I will be back up and running full time on Monday!! It’s been great to take some time off, yet, OH I miss my WP friends!! My poor fingers just don’t know what to do without all that yacking! LOL 😉 (((HUGS))) Amy

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      3. Me too!!! LOL Now I am AGAIN taking off for a FEW days, probably until next Monday. We’ll see. I just follow my Heart and who knows, least me …. giggle … where I will end up. Happy New Year (again!) Love, Amy

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  15. What a Beautiful Post and what a beautiful Soul you are. I think this is all what Christmas is about.

    “Wishing you the best of Joy, the best of Cheer
    for Christmas and the coming Year 🙂
    Pawkisses,
    Little Binky and Granny ❤ "
    May all your come true ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Dearest Binky and Granny, I am moved by your kind words to me. I am so happy my Christmas post you enjoyed. I wish you all the very same, that you too have a very Merry Christmas and seeing that you do know what Christmas is really all about, I have no doubt you will have FUN. Thank you so much for being a part of my Life. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  16. Amy… I have tears streaming down my face as I snuffle and sneeze…. And I am so so Sooooooooooo Pleased some of those wishes have been received.. And its so good to see you in person and agree its All in the eyes… Your love shines bright through your eyes as your heart encompasses many.. Just as your lovely Meaghan showed her love for you… And your skills in communicating with the animal kingdom, I know can only improve…
    Sending such a lot of Love your way Amy..
    Have a Blessed Christmas.. May your Health keep getting stronger and Stronger.. And may the Light in your eyes forever glow and keep sharing the wonderful gifts you have been given..
    Love you.. Special Hugs….
    Sue ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Sue, what you have written here: … I send to you …

      Your love shines bright through your eyes as your heart encompasses many.. Just as your lovely Meaghan showed her love for you… And your skills in communicating with the animal kingdom, I know can only improve…
      Sending such a lot of Love your way Amy..
      Have a Blessed Christmas.. May your Health keep getting stronger and Stronger.. And may the Light in your eyes forever glow and keep sharing the wonderful gifts you have been given..
      Love you.. Special Hugs….
      Amy ❤ ❤ ❤

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  17. 2 more pink flower photographs have come my way, the first bought joy and gratitude
    the 2nd brought tears to my eyes
    thinking of you sending turquoise, no longer lone wolves are we 😉
    xo

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    1. Oh, Niki, to hear your last words brought my Heart into my throat. I “feel” a change, a lifting, and there has been a huge attitude shift in those who I physically interact with. The “fear” and “disdain” seem gone. The photo of me here on this post was taken by a young man pushing a baby stroller, who, when he was passing me in the mall and saw me struggling to take a selfie, (not easy on my new camera), stopped to offer to take the picture. I was SO grateful to him, and as you can see he knew how to take a good pic. My smile of LOVE from my Heart instead of struggle to get selfie, came through just as I had HOPED. Merry Christmas, my friend! Merry Christmas. Love, Amy

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  18. Precious AmyRose. I love your little toes and yoga mat and all the wonderful parts of this post! Especially seeing your precious beautiful face! I love you Merry Christmas! ❤

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  19. Merry merry, happy happy. To you and all of yours!!!!!
    Julien’s picture is animated.
    he says,,,,captioned,,,,
    “Now, yu-all, better teach me how to cook great food. I’m hungry !!!! 🙂

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    1. Julien actually WAS getting hungry when this picture was taken, and shortly after this was taken we left so he could be breast fed. I wish to you, Michael, a very very Merry Christmas!!! I LOVE your new gravatar …. She Lights up and absolutely glows! She shouts, ” LOVE has come! LOVE is here!” (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Xmas Cactus, first time in like 10 years it has bloomed so well. Maybe the energies coming in are helping. this flower is so balanced in masculine and feminine energy.
        Nice to see your wishes come true so fast.,,,keep wishes!!!!! ❤

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      2. I’ve noticed with my Roses last year the colors and the vibrancy of them, are stunning. Yes, I agree, the energies are changing … I just have to look to Nature to see it. 🙂 (((HUGS))) Amy

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      3. I feel your warm arms in that hug!!!!
        Thank you,
        and nice portrait of your face.
        I see you!!!!!!! 🙂

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    1. I have begun today preparing what I will be putting up next week, Chris. I’m waiting for snow so that hubby and I can go shoot winter scenes. Until then, I dabble in this and that. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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