© Ted Strutz
“Are we ever going to get on the damned ferry?” John asked.
“Not if you keep swearing.”
“What? Swearing stops traffic?”
“Maybe,” Joe sighed, staring out the windshield at the tail lights ahead, grey sky above. Wishing…. nothing.
They crept closer and closer, finally pulling on and into their designated parking spot.
“I’m going up for a hot dog. Want anything?”
Joe shook his head. There was nothing on board he wanted. Not anymore. Luc was gone. There was no home left.
Following John onto the deck, he stood at the rail, fantasizing about leaping overboard.
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“Love, when you get fear in it, it’s not love any more. It’s hate.”
― James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice
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“Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice.”
― Alain de Botton
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“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds. ”
― Dan Millman
“There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear.”
― , Richelle E. Goodrich Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle
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