“You moved to Japan;
thought a clean bill of health and a camera
could show you the plan.
I bought a bird
that repeats what i say,
but ‘I’m lonely’ is all that he’s heard.”—Bad Books - “Forest Whitaker”
“This is not a world where you can simply express love for other people, where you can praise them. Perhaps it should be. But it’s not. I’ve found that people will fear your enthusiasm and warmth, and wait to hear the price. Which is fair. We’ve all been drawn into someone’s love only to find out that we couldn’t afford it. A little distance buys everyone time.”—Paul Ford, “How to Be Polite”