Julia understood what it meant to be institutionalised. While some reacted violently to the mindless routine, Julia grudgingly thrived in such an environment. In a sea of chaos, stability was the anchor to weather the storm. That or hot showers and three meals a day is better than being cold and hungry on the winter streets.
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