“Five Briefs” / Memorable Fancies #708

Some people say they saw Jesus in the clouds once and they never were the same after that ’cause they kept looking up looking up looking up

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I made a second body for me. He’s my playmate. No, I have plenty of friends, so it wasn’t loneliness that led me to invent my other body. It’s just that my friends aren’t – aren’t me.

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Hot, foul air poured into the subway stations from the tunnels: a breeze, then a gale. There were faint sounds, then louder. At first, we thought it was just another train.

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Today’s self-esteem exercise involves looking in a mirror. Yes, there I am; at least it looks like me, I think. When I close one eye, it closes the same eye. When I raise my right hand, it does the same. Why does it mock me? I like to think it’s reflecting me, but perhaps I’m reflecting it.

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Each day we wake and kill the person we were the day before. That one is gone. That one had something wrong with him. Today, I have one more chance to get it right.

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THE SUNDAY PITCH

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