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When did you lose your faith in candy? Was it when you first realized that sweet could be tart? Did your older brother tell you that Tootsie Rolls were little dog turds, sugar added, transformation not complete? When did trick-or-treating lose its appeal? Did you stop dressing up before you stopped going door-to-door? Did you stop tugging on pant sleeves in the supermarket? When did you first walk by the candy store and realize your head never turned? Did the shallow memory of the having supplant the lovely memory of the wanting? Did you forget all this was fun? Have you replaced your wants with a new desire, more difficult to obtain?
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