Glad to hear it. I’ve been much worse, so I’d say I’m doing alright.
Been worse? What’s wrong now?
Knew it. [she smirks and sits next to him on the ground] Brilliant song.
So how’ve you been?
One of my favorites for sure.
Been good, been good, how about yourself?
[pats the grass next to him] You know it, Janie.
[sings where is my mind softly to himself, lying in the grass in the park]
I thought Christmas was supposed to be that time of the year when everything’s fine and everyone’s happy. How is that sickening?
I can only handle Christmassy feelings for about a day before I explode. And everyone in this wretched town insists on dragging them out all month.
Ah, well, I-I don’t know. What are we going to do, exactly?
You’ll find out if you come along.
A what? Why?
A near life experience.
Are you game?
I hate what I’m studying in college. I don’t really have a job. I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I just don’t know what I want. I’m kind of stuck right now. And, being stuck makes me think and thinking gets me depressed.
Well, then, Marius, maybe you just need a near-life experience.
Well, I don’t think it could kill you, but to each his own. Hope is the only thing going for me right now, so I’m thankful for it.
Why is it the only thing going for you?