Saturday, August 15, 2009

I am perfectly described once again as a fictitious human..

(Originally quoted on August 15th, 2009. Posted to COSA18 on September 14th, 2009.)

"Tell me what you want as fast as it comes to you," says Becky to Gilbert as they relax in the thick brown grass beside the pond. Stretched out under the bright sun, he closes his eyes and begins to think deeply.

"House...I want a new house for the family." His dreamlike expression softens. "I want Mama to take aerobics classes. I want Ellen to grow up. I want a new brain for Arnie."

"What do you want for you," she asks, "just for you?"

The shadow of a smile drifts across his face, and he replies without hesitation,

"I want to be a good person."

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