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He wishes he was somewhere else and almost instantly discovers that he is. Then, just as quickly, he regrets all of his pointless desires and wishes he could go home again again. No one told him, when he was young, what he should and should not want. He longs for those days to return, but he does not wish for them. He settles for what he’s got. He only has one wish left.
Even when he’s outside he imagines he hears angelic pop star lyrics coming from invisible overhead speakers; the clear, blue mid-April air filled with invitation and fresh desire. Every breath is ecstasy, each inhalation more nubile and restorative than its predecessor, each step lighter and more skippingly jaunty than the last.
Halfway through lunch, even the octogenarian vet at the adjacent table starts to look less like the terrifying harbinger of future miseries and more like some…Continue