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July 2, 2016
My cousin's name is Elle. She used to say, "There is an implied grandeur in your presence," whenever she saw me. That was how she said hello. She wanted to attend art school but always found a reason to dither. Less than a year before she got sick, she told me a school abroad has replied in the affirmative to her application. She said it with a hint of sadness that I didn't understand then. Elle bakes a cake every second Sunday of the month. She's been gone a while now, but I still get so excited for her cakes.