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I build a fire

In Thoughts by Tyson on November 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Mr. Tyson is staying in a large apartment that overlooks the city. It has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a maid’s quarters, two fireplaces, a library and a jacuzzi. At night he wanders the apartment for hours, going from room to room, stopping in each for a time and wondering how he got there.

Mr. Tyson quit drinking some time ago. Normally, instead of haunting his quarters, he would drink. This would ease the angst inside, and the feeling of not knowing what to do with it. But now his present madness leaks out in the form of a mindless shuffling.

Tonight Mr. Tyson will build a giant fire in his fireplace. He is ordinarily quite stingy with his fires, believing that he should save his logs for a day when he might really need them. Tonight, however, he has thrown them all in and sits beside the flames with the faint realization that the real reason why he rarely lights a fire is because he is terrified that hewill spend it all — that it will all burn, burn, burn until there is nothing left, and he will have to go to sleep.


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