Sunday 18 June 2006

Nothing is completely useless

Charles likes office related things and he used to be disappointed when Mom would get the mail and there would be none for him. He started expecting things around his last birthday, when he did get some birthday and Christmas cards. Now, however, that flood of fan mail has dried up. Now, when Mom brings in the mail and Charles asks in his plaintive, desparately eager voice tinged with the bitter foreknowledge of rejection, “is there anything for meeee?”, Mom selects a few pieces of junk mail and tells Charles “these are for you”. Charles then clutches these to his chest with the heartfelt satisfaction of a movie junkie holding tickets to the Academy Awards. It’s a sacrifice, to give up that junk mail, but it’s worth it to see the “saved from a life of futility” look on Charles’ face.

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