Were the stars out when I left the house last evening? All I could remember was the couple in the Skyline listening to Duran Duran. Stars? Who remembers stars? Come to think of it, had I even looked up at the sky recently? Had the stars been wiped out of the sky three months ago, I wouldn't have known.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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Life is like a box of cookies.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Losing you is most difficult for me, but the nature of my love for you is what matters. If it distorts into half-truth, then perhaps it is better not to love you. I must keep my mind but loose you.
All these inexplicable events that have occurred in my life so far...it's as though they were all ingeniously programmed from the start of bringing me here.
The dead will always be dead, but we have to go on living.
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