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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

138. sleeping with the light on

i asked, what are you doing, it’s 3:35 in the morning?
keaton said, i can’t sleep. i need to read for a little bit.
i asked, can’t you read downstairs?
she said, it doesn’t work.
i said, but i can’t sleep with the light on.
she said, close your eyes and i'll tell you i turned the light off. you won’t be able to tell the difference.
i said, okay.
she asked, are they closed?
i said, yeah.
she said, okay the lights are out.
(twenty seconds later)
she sobs, oh my god, the dog died in her arms.
i said, this isn’t going to work.

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