Archive for November, 2011

But really, Mr. Wind-Up Bird…

Posted: November 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

..it’s been a lot of fun being with you. No kidding. I mean, you’re such a supernormal guy, but you do such unnormal things. And you’re so – what? – unpredictable. So hanging around with you hasn’t been boring in any way. You have no idea how much good that’s done me. Not being bored means not having to think about a lot of stupid stuff. Right? So where that’s concerned, I’m glad you’ve been around. But tell you the truth, it’s made me nervous too.

I don’t want to watch you going under, and I don’t want to sweat any more for you than I already have. That’s why I’ve decided to go back to a world that’s a little more normal. But if I hadn’t met you here, I don’t think things would have turned out this way. I never would have thought about going back to school. I’d still be hanging around in some not-so-normal world. So in that sense, it’s all because of you, Mr. Wind-Up Bird. You’re not totally useless.

Goodbye, Mr. Wind-Up Bird. See you again sometime.

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I realize full well how hard it must be to go on living alone in a place from which someone has left you, but there is nothing so cruel in this world as the desolation of having nothing to hope for.

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