I don’t know how these things died without benefit of a bullet to the brain pan. They seemed to exist in an eternal twilight of longing.

I don’t know why I told you all those things, but I did. Maybe it was because I’m a drunk, and sometimes drunks like to confess.

Well, the death of the body is the flight of the arrow. It’s makin’ a straight line for the brain. No dodgin’ it not for anyone. People have’t die, the body has’t fall. Time is hurlin’ that arrow forward. And yet, like I was sayin’ thought goes on subdividin’ that time for ever and ever. The paradox becomes real. The arrow never hits.

In other words, immortality.

So what did you do when death came to your house? We continued in the same way as before. What is that, a failure of the imagination? Are you in denial? This is not wholly true; we continue in the same way as before but in parenthesis. My thinking has switched its grammar. The present continuous is its single operational tense. Uncertainty is our present and our future.

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