“I think it takes an amazing amount of energy to convince oneself that the Forever Person isn’t just around the corner. In the end Inn believe we never do convince ourselves. I know that I found it increasingly hard to maintain the pose of emotional self-sufficiency lying on my bed and sitting at my desk, watching the gulls cartwheeling in the clouds over the bridges, cradling myself in my own arms, breathing warm chocolate-and-vodka breath on a rose I had found on a street corner, trying to force it to bloom.” ― Douglas Coupland, Life After God

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