As I enter the shop on any given morning, he becomes ebullient, or so it seems, and so do I. Recently I’ve taken to looking at the ground to hide the fact that I’m smiling.
For years I have been trying to impress you from afar. An unintended consequence of this is that I have, now and then, been able to impress myself.
I don’t know what shapes we will shift into over the course of our lives. But I have seen so much death lately, and to me, you are just a little more alive than everything else.
He imprinted himself onto my mind, becoming an indelible part of my understanding of men. Because of him, I determined that men were always to be distant, preoccupied with their own arcane desires and unquenchable sense of adventure.