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I remember painting, getting my hands messy, and not caring.
I remember staying up late.
I remember watching anime and being excited about it.
I remember the warmth of the summer breeze.
I remember how it felt reading a book I enjoyed.
I remember how excited everyone was to have a break to then find out we won’t see each other for a year or more.
I remember the laughs me and friends shared when talking over the phone.
I remember me staying up until the next day to finish a painting.
I remember sketching while listening to music.
I remember me starting to watch anime for the first time.
I remember getting my first figure and buying many more after that.
I remember the sun and how bright it shines in the afternoon.
I remember saying “I miss you” to people I couldn’t see due to the pandemic.
I remember going on an online shopping spree.
I remember buying my first few mangas and buying many more after that.
I remember eating snacks while watching shows.

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