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But it’s a school day. ” “As will I. ” “Always this Sunny. ” Jamshed and Nouroz are eating roasted peanuts at Juhu Beach.
At least, not unhappily by then, for my birth shall be a great relief for both my parents and for all around them. My birth shall signify a time of less-than-grief, a time when grief passes and gives way to something else, something 54 t c a n a f h t a t c a t u e t b t t w c n m q w t s d a r e s s a t I e l, at d s r s e n r s f, g that cannot be classified as not-grief, and not at all as happiness, because once real grief is experienced there can never be such a thing as unadulterated happiness.
D n d tr d y s r n n s o fe t y g, ll n t e speculators squint hard enough and frown furiously enough, they might even believe that their act of willpower alone can make this happen, for if they truly wish hard enough, it will come true. Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves, let that thought enter in and not leave, push it forward, sing it loudly or to yourself, watch with disinterest how the coin wags through the air, twisting and optically illusioning so it looks not like a flat disk but a spinning top, a spherical celestial body, an object so entirely unlike itself that it cannot possibly retransmogrify into that copper or nickel or silver bit of pressed metal.