I had a headache that lasted twelve years. It ended when I divorced him. Nine years later, he never goes out. Instead, he works from home and spends his free time watching downloads, either Hollywood oldies decades older than him or Second World War documentaries. I suppose aging does that sometimes, makes you withdraw into a past you never experienced to help you avoid your disappointing present. As for me, I have my pottery shop and my book club, though sometimes I myself feel like giving up—too many smart phones, not enough smart people. Obviously, I’ve grown old too.
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