• From his point of view

  • So how long does it take?

  • What?

  • Before I see it!

  • It’s not like that, it’s not just a matter of time.

  • Then what is it? What does it take?

  • It just… happens. You just have to be open to it; you just have to wait.

  • I thought you said it wasn’t about time.

  • Oh, shut up.

  • Nothing’s happening.
    Oh, for fuck’s sake, it’s not a TV show.

  • You need to look. I mean, really, look. You stare, and eventually, you see the spaces in between, like cracks in the pavement.

  • I’m not good at describing this; they aren’t cracks, that’s a bad metaphor, it’s not like they are weaknesses or anything. They are just… gaps - little gaps where the life gets in.

  • People walk all over pavement.

  • I already said it was a bad metaphor.

  • So, what do you see in these gaps?

  • As I said… life. Life isn’t in the doing, it’s in the in-betweens, it’s the incidentals.

    Ever notice how many stories start on the way to something?

  • Chaucer.

  • I’ll take your word for it.

  • You don’t know it?

  • Don’t need to, everyone tells the same stories.

  • I guess so

  • I still don’t see it.

  • Maybe you never will.

  • Maybe you just see what you want to see.

  • Maybe you just ignore what’s right in front of you.

  • Hmm.

  • I see everything. Every second glance, and every pitying smile. Each and every one makes me laugh - just a little.

  • Laugh?

  • Yeah, just a little, because I know. They don’t know I know, but I know.

  • Know what?

  • I know they don’t see it either. They’re all too busy to see it.

  • But you see everything.

  • Damn right, but then, I’ve nothing better to do,.

  • <drama> The wizened philosophy of a man at odds with his own world.

  • Ha, at odds with yours maybe

  • Well, that makes two of us.

  • Not all roses then?

  • Nah, everything is fine. I think I just want drama.

  • There’s plenty of it here.

  • But only if I can see it.

  • Ha, indeed. I think our time is up anyway.

  • I guess I’ll just have to bring a bigger one next time.

  • Careful, that’s my grave you’re digging.

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You just have to be open to it; you just have to wait."},{"_id":"5f287dab1a970d80a10000ab","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338249,"position":1.4921875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"\nI thought you said it wasn't about time."},{"_id":"5f287dce1a970d80a10000ac","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338250,"position":1.49609375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"\nOh, shut up.\n"},{"_id":"5f287ded1a970d80a10000ad","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338252,"position":1.498046875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"..."},{"_id":"5f285f0e1a970d80a100009a","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338154,"position":1.5,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Nothing's happening.\nOh, for fuck's sake, it's not a TV show."},{"_id":"5f2861ce1a970d80a100009c","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338190,"position":1.75,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"You need to look. I mean, really, look. You stare, and eventually, you see the spaces in between, like cracks in the pavement."},{"_id":"5f28654d1a970d80a100009d","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338192,"position":1.875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"I'm not good at describing this; they aren't cracks, that's a bad metaphor, it's not like they are weaknesses or anything. 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Every second glance, and every pitying smile. Each and every one makes me laugh - just a little."},{"_id":"5f2887511a970d80a10000b7","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338292,"position":3.5,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Laugh?"},{"_id":"5f28883d1a970d80a10000b8","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338297,"position":3.75,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Yeah, just a little, because I know. They don't know I know, but I know."},{"_id":"5f2889631a970d80a10000b9","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338299,"position":3.875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Know what?"},{"_id":"5f2889cc1a970d80a10000ba","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338303,"position":3.9375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"I know they don't see it either. They're all too busy to see it."},{"_id":"5f288b121a970d80a10000bb","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338304,"position":3.96875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"But you see everything."},{"_id":"5f288b651a970d80a10000bc","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338306,"position":3.984375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Damn right, but then, I've nothing better to do,."},{"_id":"5f288bd01a970d80a10000bd","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338309,"position":3.9921875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"<drama> The wizened philosophy of a man at odds with his own world."},{"_id":"5f288cf91a970d80a10000be","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338317,"position":3.99609375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Ha, at odds with yours maybe"},{"_id":"5f2891131a970d80a10000bf","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338318,"position":3.998046875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Well, that makes two of us."},{"_id":"5f2891721a970d80a10000c0","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338321,"position":3.9990234375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Not all roses then?"},{"_id":"5f2892661a970d80a10000c1","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338326,"position":3.99951171875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Nah, everything is fine. I think I just want drama."},{"_id":"5f2894dc1a970d80a10000c2","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338327,"position":3.999755859375,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"There's plenty of it here."},{"_id":"5f2895141a970d80a10000c3","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338329,"position":3.9998779296875,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"But only if I can see it."},{"_id":"5f2885c61a970d80a10000b6","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338331,"position":4,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Ha, indeed. I think our time is up anyway."},{"_id":"5f2896651a970d80a10000c4","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338332,"position":5,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"I guess I'll just have to bring a bigger one next time."},{"_id":"5f2897251a970d80a10000c5","treeId":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","seq":5338333,"position":6,"parentId":"5f2852f71a970d80a1000097","content":"Careful, that's my grave you're digging."}],"tree":{"_id":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095","name":"Untitled tree","publicUrl":"5f2852e71a970d80a1000095"}}