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all changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. we must die to one life before we can enter another. anatole france WHITE BIRDS . CHAPTER TWO

My fortune is the work of others who laid it to build a great dynasty. Do I have the right to destroy their work? Or impoverish that dynasty? I am a custodian, my dear, not an owner. I must strive to be worthy of the task I’ve been set.Downton Abbey | 1.04