The thought has cheered me, and I'd like to hang onto that. Must protect my little pockets of happiness.
("Water for Elephants")
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Honey, I plan to marry you the moment the ink is dry on that death certificate.
I strain to hear, but my old ears, for all their obscene hugeness, pick up nothing but snippets:
Life is the most spectacular show on earth ?
All I can do is put in time waiting for the inevitable, observing as the ghost of my past rattle around my vacuous present. They crash and bang and make themselves at home, mostly because there's no competition. I've stopped fighting them. They're crashing and banging around in there now. Make yourselves at home, boys. Stay awhile. Oh, sorry- I see you already have. Damn ghost.
I am further back, surrounded on all sides by wailing men, their faces shiny with tears. Uncle Al promised three dollars and a bottle of Canadian whiskey to the man who puts on the best show. You've never seen such grief-- even the dogs were howling.
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