hill and 5th

k: where's is he?
m: he's not happy.
k: why?
m: it's work. relationships entail work.
k: did he get tired?
m: maybe. or bored.
k: can't be happy all the time can you?
m: that can happen in fiction.
k: but how about our old neightbors? They're still together right?
m: it's commitment.
k: what about dad? he might die soon.
m: death is never a reason. it's given. we will all die eventually.who knows if i die ahead of him?
k: do you love him?
m: of course. but we have to leave. the bus is here.

-conversations of a mom and a kid at the bus stop

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