It's as though I've been sleepwalking and suddenly woken to find myself here
("Water for Elephants")
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Although there are times I'd give anything to have her back, I'm glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn't have wanted her to go through that.
Life is the most spectacular show on earth ?
I strain to hear, but my old ears, for all their obscene hugeness, pick up nothing but snippets:
I roll onto my side and stare out the venetian blinds at the blue sky beyond. After a few minutes I'm lulled into a sort of peace. The sky, the sky--same as it always was.
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