The Never Happy Ending Story
I have nothing against happy endings except, well, really, I don’t see any. Happy middles — moments in the present, or in the past as memories, or even in the future dressed up as hopes and plans — sure, I’m all over those. But even the best stage entertainments have a curtain call.
Pausing over a sip of coffee, as an actor might to emphasize a statement, he declares — I guess I see myself an optimistic pessimist.