What can YOU say in six sentences?
The only thing I knew how to do was make brake calipers for Pontiacs, and of course they would fit other cars but the General didn't see it that way and when they shut the plant down they basically shut us down, didn't they baby? So instead of soup we ate promises and instead of milk we drank dreams and we told each other that those low sounds in the night were the gatherings of our greatness, the stirrings of a dawn resplendent.
I remember your face when you came to me, holding that little white piece of paper like it was an angel just born, like God had chosen you as a foster mother for one of his seraphim. We had exactly six dollars and twenty three cents in the world, the rent was three months past and we were fresh out of formula for Jonathan, and you were smiling and what preposterous miracle could cause a woman in those straits to smile?
I just thought I would write you to let you know that I still laugh about it, about how we ran around yelling like crazed fiends that night and then blew through most of it in a rushing, frothy torrent of cars and diamonds and blow and pretty soon we couldn't see where we had been for the wreckage we'd caused. I want you to know that you're a flower, Katie, something yellow and winsome waving in a breeze and for all the hell we rained down on one another I hope that you are walking under a warm sun, something soft under your feet and something cold in your hand and your heart resting in a man who looks at you like I did before those twelve numbers blinded the both of us.