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Rules For Being Human

What You Make Of Your Life Is Up To You. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.”

Yup. The hard core truth of it. Right there on the page. Your life is your responsibility. Now, depending on how you want to look at it, that can be either good, or not.

In my case, being a glass half full kind of girl, I see it as very good. After all, when I think of things this way I feel VERY powerful. I remember being a younger woman and having a friend who told me in her infinite wisdom, “You don’t have the right to complain about something you do nothing to change.” She may have been fed up with me whining about something (old me) when she said it but let’s move on… The truth of the matter is that when we take responsibility for our feelings and reactions we have the power to change them. What power is there in recycling bad feelings? Answer: NONE! If you can not change what has happened, you must learn from it. That is all that is left to do. And that is entirely up to you. I would be happy to speed up the learning process but as powerful as I may feel, I am not omnipotent. Too bad, I know. 

So we end with more good news. You can do it for yourself. After all, life is for living. How you live it, is all up to you.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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Is it a dream, a mirage? 

“I would say true love means a genuine and unique connection between two unique individuals... if you think about true love as something that you're after, that you can have, you're missing it.” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Probably most people will have to re-read this quote a few times and ponder it carefully. There certainly is a lot of wisdom in it.

I  find it interesting what falls onto my radar screen. I watch no television (long story short: old tv does not receive new digital stations) and only listen to the radio when I am in my car. I read the news on the internet but very little as I noticed years ago that reading the “bad” news (as I think it should be called) discouraged me. So when something does come across my radar, I know there is a message for me. The author of today’s quote has popped up several times int he last 24 hours. I found myself very intrigued with him and coming across these words just confirmed his message. It took me a few times of re-reading, looking at it from different angles, to grip it. Yet it seemed so obvious in the end: love is in us. That genuine and unique connection, that true love, can happen with anyone, everyone I dare say. Of course it is easier to show love and compassion to those we actually like. The challenge, should we choose to accept it, is to flip our perspective so to speak. Connect with the true love inside of you and transfer that out into the world instead.

Chasing after love can seem ephemeral but it isn’t as intangible as people think. The truth is just that we feel it with our hearts, not with our hands. So stop trying to catch what is already in there and unwrap the gift you been carrying all along.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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Kids say the darndest things 

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” — Stephen Hawking

“I can’t clean up my room because of entropy” my 10 year old son declares this morning. “It is pointless to clean up my room because the universe is working against me. Entropy is changing and spreading and my room will never become neater.” Oh really?!

That leaves us with Mr. Hawkings fine words. This imagining of knowledge people have because we are exposed to “smears” of information is misleading. If something you see on Facebook or Twitter or anywhere else piques your curiosity, go look for more. I have noticed that even I am influenced by this FB culture where we look at 2 min. videos or read only a short blog and move on. Yet, thankfully, I go back to my old self and do my research and dig deep into a subject that fascinates me. I don’t want to be the kind of person that quotes information from a FB post or a commercial as if it was acquired intelligence, because it is not. It is informational regurgitation. Why would you sell yourself short? Why do we exclude the actual thinking process from our ability to develop our intelligence? Research and study and coming to our own conclusions is the way. We don’t have to be a genius to be smart. Ignorance on the other hand, does not discriminate and is a pattern everyone can change.

Since no one in my house is an actual theoretical physicist just yet, my son must clean up his room, entropy or no entropy! This mother not only overrules the entropy of the universe, she understands that her thoughts, like the universe are expanding. Time to brush up on my physics!

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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Change towards wisdom. 

“Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.” — George Arliss


I have a challenge at school. Sometimes I find it particularly difficult to have to trim down my efforts to meet the teacher’s requirements.

It is true that I get frustrated because I have done the job I am studying for. I have been a boss. I have had to hire and fire people. I have managed budgets and have determined needs and planned training programs based on those needs. I am not perfect but I have a significant amount of experience and sometimes more experience than some teachers. It is there that I find it hardest to just listen and deliver only what the teacher wants but that is the what the teacher wants. If a boss asks me for something it is not my place to suggest he wants something else. To give him 20 pages to have to sort through rather than the 2 pages of precise data he requested is not doing any one a service. Learning comes not in doing what we know and how we have always done things but in allowing ourselves to try something new on for size. Value can be found in many ways. As I said yesterday, it is a matter of perspective.

So back to my homework I go, humility in hand, towards change.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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Well look at that!  

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” Roger Crawford

Sometimes when I have an idea for a subject and I look through my references of quotes I come across so many I would like to expand on that it is hard to choose just one. Today although I thought that is where I was headed, I cam across Roger Crawford’s words and I felt they are so very powerful. Go re-read them now.

I can’t imagine a single person on earth who does not feel that they have encountered a challenge at least once in their lifetime. Now, challenges can vary and our abilities evolve but what we need, in a small degree at least, is the desire to overcome whatever it is that stands between us and our obstacle. We lose when we choose to stop trying. I have to believe that with certainty as I don’t think I would be alive today if I didn’t. 

Whatever your challenges are in life right now, and I know this is not a comfort but rather a truth, there are people happy with less, who have overcome bigger challenges and who are in deeper trouble than you right now. Seek consolation in the balance of better or worse, then make your choice about how to live today.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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It's your thing 

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” - Oprah Winfrey

I opened a can of worms the other day. I wanted to write more on the subject of integrity without drama, compassion and being kind to the unkind. You see, after I write a blog they kind of roll around in my head for a time. Of course the incident that fuelled the blog did too. It all gets interwoven with other situations and I start to see all these links everywhere. 

One of my favorite things to do is an anonymous gesture of kindness. I find the anonymousness to be a very important part of the growth process. Of course it has happened that someone has taken credit for my gesture, before my very eyes even, but that is also a lesson in letting go; letting go for the ego. The heart wishes to offer love. The ego needs to get recognition. Compassion feeds our heart; drama validates the ego. So where does integrity come in? For me it has it’s place in balance. The respect I have for myself means I would never compromise myself for another or allow another to compromise me. The respect I have for others means I would never expect them to compromise themselves for me. To me integrity is being able to value our human relations. When we are victims of a relationship or make victims of those we are in a relationship with, there is no doubt integrity is no where to be found. What happens to us when we allow that dynamic to take place? We lose our integrity and an unravelling starts to take place.

It is funny that being factual and unemotional is also a very important part in compassion and integrity. Being emotional is drama and what we truly seek is an ability to care. Care enough to make a gesture of kindness for the sake of kindness. As Oprah says, real integrity is doing the right thing because it is the right thing.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

 

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Calling the great one. 

“A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” -Bruce Springsteen

 

The Boss’ words of wisdom are good for us girls too. Why do we set-up a list of conditions that need to be met in order to be who we want to be? 

I am in school, as you steady readers know. I have been in a program since the fall. We are a small group that got even smaller as time went on. Some people have banded together. A fact that bothers others as they feel excluded. There are all kinds of people in the group: some young ones, some with less experience, some that have come from a completely different environment and of course some who are very ambitious and competitive. After 6 months, pettiness* has not only come to visit but seems to have decided to stay for the duration. At the end of the day I spoke to one colleague about a job possibility. Later I was asked by another colleague why I was nice to her. “She hates you and is always mocking you in class.” My response? “It does not affect me. I won’t change who I am. I won’t stop being kind.” I am the woman I want to be. Every day I can create the world I want to live in: compassion for others and compassion for my self.

Why would we deny ourselves the opportunity to be great? Now is the perfect time to be the person you always dreamed you could be because you already are.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

*Worth noting it seems that pettiness comes from the french word petit meaning small.

 

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Flying lessons today. 

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce

 

Any artist attempting to earn a living from their art knows, first you have to learn to fly without a net.

We have friends who used to jump out of planes, a lot. When I think of them dressing up as Elvis and deciding, “Hey, I’m going to hurl myself into thin air and float down to earth.” I can’t imagine what it must be like. It seems crazy courageous to me. Then I look at how I have lived my life, for most of my life, it must seem crazy to a lot of people too. One day I jumped out of the plane called “security” and decided to free fall into a new life as a musician. There is always the chance that you’re gonna end up splattered on the ground, picking up the pieces of what is left and starting again. I have done this many many times but since the most damage is done to the ego, recovery has an upside. Making mistakes teaches us to attempt things in a new way.

It is true that a creative life can take on many forms. So let go of your fear and enjoy the freedom of flying. You’ll probably want to keep jumping.

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

P.S. Mark Gillespie forgive me for using a photo of you without prior permission but it is soooo great and inspiring!

 

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I've been ready my whole life! 

I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” -W. Clement Stone

I have been in action this week. So much so that I could not take a moment to write my blog. Sweet irony! I will be taking my last exam of my second session this morning. Ready or not, here it comes.

Truthfully, I perform well when I have a deadline looming overhead. Maybe it’s the adrenaline. I am not quite sure but a deadline does imply that you must react. We are going to go beyond our creative beginnings today, because that is how they become reality for us. You’ve dreamed your dream. You’ve taken a few first baby steps. What is the way to action now? Examine your thoughts. Let go of expectations and let opportunities take their place. You will start to see possibilities to fuel your actions.

The most rewarding thing about action I think, is that often, you find you were ready all along. Go on. What are you waiting for?

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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Dream, dream, dream... 

“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” -Mike Dooley

What is the life of your dreams? I mean, how do you know what to live? How will you know when you get there, or where to start? Where do I begin?

I remember being told when pondering a career in music, “If you can think of anything else you would rather do, do that instead.” Even if the delivery can be a big part of the message, this message holds it’s own. Follow the emotional stream. There is a trend about doing what you love, choosing a career you love, etc. You can have a job you put honest effort into and do what you love on your own time too. My brother in law is an expert in his job, but when he is off the clock, it’s golf he loves. The more I do the things I love, like songwriting, singing, painting and writing, the more I am just allowing myself to live in my dream. I am happier because I grant myself the privilege of my passions. It started out as an occasional thing. Now it is how I live my life. 

Everything has a beginning. You don’t have to map it all out to live what you dream of. I would add, you don’t even have to be good at it. Enjoy practicing and perfect won’t even matter anymore. 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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This is my friend, the starving artist. I don't think so! 

Where any view of money exists, art cannot be carried on.” -William Blake


Except of course if you write a blog and have bone to pick about something. Then you can magically be creative in your view about money and art and people’s stolid opinions.

As recently as yesterday someone in my environment proclaimed that art should be free. Really? And why is that, exactly? As an artist, as a creator and as a tax payer, I strongly object. Why would any one deny me my right to be a contributing part of society, to strive from my innovation and enjoy the fruits of my labor? These are the privileges offered to any business person bold enough to carve their own path. I have invested time, much time, and money, more money than most people dare to risk, into my art. If you like what I do, it is worth the price of admission for the privilege of enjoying my intellectual property.

Had this person been in front of me I would have challenged his clearly obtuse view. I think George Lucas, Steven Speilberg, Steve Jobs, Madonna, Paul McCartney, countless poets, writers, technology inventors - must I go on? -  would back me up on this one. What would you be doing with your spare time without us? What would you watch? What would you listen to? What would you read? What would you admire? What would you wear? What would you drive? What would you sit on? What would you be living in? Sigh! And one more thing, who will be around to create this Art For Free if we all die of starvation because we live in a money based economy and don't have any?

I am a writer, a painter, a musician and a songwriter. I am a contribution to my community. My art has value and I claim my right to earn a living from what I do.

Namaste!

Bianca

 

P.S. Allow me to add that I find it offensive to suggest that anyone who has taken the time to learn a craft should offer their services for free. I appreciate my dentist, my lawyer, my landscaping neighbor and all the rest of the people who send me a bill at the end of the day. I am happy to pay them for their fine services.

 

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Mirror, mirror on the wall 

“Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.” - Rules For Being Human


I decided to go back to this list because I had an encounter with this very situation the other day. I knew that what the person was saying had nothing to do with who they were talking about. It had everything to do with them. A fact that was obvious to everyone except them. 

I find the above to be very true. Invariably, when someone is speaking, they are sharing a part of their inner world. Everything we connect to, whether positive or not, is on the same frequency as we are. If it isn’t, it doesn’t show up on our radar. We don’t even know it is out there. This process, that is so closely knit to who we are, is unconscious. Well maybe unconscious in the beginning. Yes there is good news. We can become more self aware. In fact this is a proposed path: start to listen to yourself. You heard me. Pay attention to what is coming out of your mouth. If you are always on the same cranky train then maybe you need to give yourself a tune up. Start by choosing your words and thinking before opening your mouth. It worked for me. I have faith it will work for anyone. 

The people who show up in your life are there to “mirror” you in the right direction. Pay attention! You might just learn something... about yourself.

Namaste!

Bianca

 

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Mary, Mary quite contrary 

“You can’t offer anyone flowers if your garden is over run with weeds” - Bianca Pittoors


When I was a child, we would be told, “If you can’t say anything nice, best not say anything at all.” I can tell you there are some people out there who probably would never speak if this was an enforceable law. I feel sorry for them. They are living in a garden that is so over run with weeds that they probably couldn’t find a flower in there if their life depended on it.

Yes I am quoting myself today. I was saying this to my neighbors cat Jules earlier today. He is visiting for a few days and understood right away what I meant, as he is a regular visitor to all the gardens, front and back, in the vicinity. You can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t share what you are lacking. This also means that a person who is unable to be kind is expressing the void that is the cause of their sufferability. It makes them insufferable too. I do not have any solutions for dealing with people other than yourself. You can’t change someone who won’t change, or may not even realize that change might do them good. You can change how you deal with them. Start with empathy. It may be difficult but it is not sympathy. Empathy is about the intellectual identification with, or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. It is not how you feel about them but rather how you understand them. That garden is not yours to weed. Each must tend to themselves. What grows there is all we take with us in the end. 

You can not make anyone happy that is not happy to begin with. Happy is in there. Weed your own garden. Plant your own seeds. When you are done watering them with your tears and you let your heart shine bright, sit back and admire the blossoms.

“Everything lives. Everything dies. Everything leans to the light.” - unknown to me

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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Perfection and perspective 

“Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect.” Jason Mraz


Everyday I run into myriads of people. I enjoy so many meetings. Life is great. On occasion I run into someone who has not found themselves. When I say this I refer to finding our self inside us. If you can’t answer the question, “Who am I?” or you don’t have a dream, maybe the moment has come  to look inward. 

There was a time in my life where I was not happy. Life was hard and stressful. It seemed purposeless. I was very frustrated with the fact that I was putting a lot of energy into work and seemed to be getting nowhere and all that stress sent all my creativity out the window. Expectations of how we should be can be the most crippling thoughts we can have. How many people don’t even begin? How many people line up their grocery list of excuses before they even start. Jack Canfield refers to our difficult pasts as the “So what.” Most people have some crappy thing clouding up their view. So what? So what are you going to do now? Remember the suffering on the path to evolution? Well you don’t actually get to evolve unless you are willing to move past it. As long as you are stuck in drama, in victimland or wallowing in self pity because your best years are behind you, there is no way you are going to clear the air enough to get a good view of the sun. Let go and let opportunity show you a new road.

So to Jason’s apt words I would add, “Love yourself. You are enough.”

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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Not just for kids anymore! 

“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Earlier on FB a friend posted this, “Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.” Daniel Lacasse must have done a Vulcan mind meld with me without my knowing because that is my thought on the matter exactly.

Where would we be without our dreams anyway? They are the difference between a life worth living and a life of suffering. Yes suffering. I can’t even imagine what life would be like if we do not dare to dream even a little dream. The process of dreaming is creating; creating a thought. Allowing that thought to flourish and become more complex and detailed and colorful and filled with passion. It then becomes a powerful fuel that drives us over obstacles and beyond “reason” to achieve, or taste, something truly delicious. My very literal son would want to know what particular taste I am talking about. For you grown-ups out there, I am sure you have had at least one experience in your life that you can go to and remember. 

A long time a ago my roomy asked me if I could do anything in life what would it be? Well Nat, my answer is still the same today: sing! But my dream of writing songs is a spark I kept alive too.

Daring to dream is not a luxury it is a necessity as real as breathing. The quality of your life depends on it. So be it big or small, dream a little dream of... yours. 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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Break out! 

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” -Franz Kafka

I am often asked how I am doing when Marc leaves for Vegas. A month is long time in the context of a family and his absence is felt. There are some advantages one discovers...

Let’s imagine. In order to catch a ball someone is throwing to us, we must first let go of what we are holding. It is the same way I deal with Marc’s departures. I have mentioned before that when he is away I write to him, every day, a physical card that I put in the post (yes - snail mail) that gets there when it gets there. Why do I do this? Because when I let Marc go with an open heart, all these other riches flow in. Words, lyrics, songs and paintings are just some of the by-products of his being away. We are not really apart. As I write I feel close to us. When he reads them back to me from his land far far away, we feel close to us. You have to go in the opposite direction sometimes to find a real treasure. We can’t get stuck in our everyday lives and the fear that keeps us from discovering what wonders may lie just around the corner.

It does take courage to look beyond our comfort zones but the change in perspective might end up being the most beautiful view you’ve ever had of your own life. 1, 2 , 3 ... JUMP!

 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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It's here! 

Love is friendship set to music.” Jackson Pollock

And what can we say of music you make with your best friend? Actually I don’t think we say anything at all. 

 

A couple of years ago there was an article which discussed the existence of a music shiver. I felt that when I was greeted at the door by Marc saying, “The CDs are here!”

 

Yes ladies and gentlemen, our album, i love, is now a concrete material, I can touch it and feel it, reality. Today we just want to thank so many people who have been there for us; even those that have come and gone. We love everything about how this album came to be. We hope you feel the same way when you hear it. 

 

Sometimes it’s just best to let the music speak for itself. You can do that here. www.BiancaBassoMusic.com/music 

 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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and we'll all live happily ever after. 

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” -Gilda Radner

Dear Gilda! I will always be a fan. She is right you know. What Gilda called Delicious Ambiguity I call mystery. That unknown quality of life is what makes it delicious.

Think of it this way. If we knew everything it would take and what we would have to do to succeed, maybe we would not have the courage to begin. I don’t think too many women out there, when making a baby, were thinking about how it would have to come out. But once you’re committed, something else kicks in. We learn as we go, to trust the process. We are writing our story as we live it. We don’t know about the guy we are going to meet at the Christmas party and about that one person who is going to say, “Wow this is great! This is what I’m going to do for you.” Or about the one who comes along while your sweeping up the ruins of your tragic life and decides to help you rebuild it.

The not knowing part is the best part of the story. We just have to learn to love it while we are in it and let our story unfold with grace.

 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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And we only get one life you say? 

“It takes a lifetime to learn to live.” - unknown to me

I said this the other day. I am sure someone has said it before me. I was actually thinking about something that happened in class and how I was the same at that age.

 

Growing up on the inside takes a lot longer than growing up on the outside. A lifetime of trials, errors, successes, births, deaths, challenges, losses, wins, disappointments and picking yourself up by your boot strings again and again and again. My life has been great. My life has been hard. My life has been rich. My life has been so very lonely sometimes. I still learn and I still believe. 

 

I am currently in school but I have already earned a master’s degree in humility. You are currently reading what may become my doctoral thesis. Keep checking in to follow my progress.

 

Namaste!

 

Bianca

 

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Bianca Pittoors & Marc Langis are Bianca Basso. Creators of original music with a vintage flavor, they are distinctive in their contemporary style.

 

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The Steinberger bass, designed by Ned Steinberger. Re-creation mastery.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.”  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Or die One phrase I absolutely despise (you won’t hear me say that often) is “You can’t do that.” Why? Why can't I do that? What logic is behind this idea? Why are we so focussed on the “can’t” and our fears, rather than looking at the endless possibilities?

 

I don’t know if there is a law or theory of creativity (like there is the law of motion or the probability theory or the theory of relativity - I will move into the probability of this being relevant later) but I have observed that everything in nature proves to us that possibilities abound. Throughout history, when facing extinction, plants, animals even diseases and bacteria learn to change and evolve to overcome the obstacles before them becoming super viruses or a Steinberger bass. You get it. This creative process is woven into everything. Life is constantly changing and providing opportunities for growth and re-creation. So why would humans think they “can’t” about anything? Whether you believe in science or whether you believe in God, it is irrefutable that our ability to re-invent ourselves is part of our design. It is part of everything in the universe’s design, including the universe.

 

So now that that is settled (what a relief!) realize that whatever is challenging you right now, is part of your design to grow, change and evolve into some kind of super human that can be super happy.

Namaste!

Bianca

 

This personal blog was written by Bianca Pittoors. You may “share” it in its entirety. I respectfully request that you respect it as the intellectual property that it is. Thank you! All photos by Bianca Pittoors unless noted otherwise. 

 

Bianca Pittoors & Marc Langis are Bianca Basso. Creators of original music with a vintage flavor, they are distinctive in their contemporary style.

 
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