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KISS AND NO MAKEUP :: BY KEVIN WILDER
YOU HATE THIS, DON’T YOU.
Five words. One-syllable each. A single oversimplified sentence whispered to June over coffee before leaving the Food Court fountains.
If my life were a popular television series, a deep voiceover speaker could announce “Previously, on ‘Josh Bates’ Existence’…” Some important clips could then play from my recent past and prepare the patient audience for some closure the present day would reward. But life is rarely this straightforward. It’s one big difficult decision after another. People can only turn into themselves once, and the whole time secretly wonder if it’s the person they were meant to be.