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THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

Published by James Hampton at Smashwords

Copyright © 2012 by James Hampton


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THAT’S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE


"That's all the time we have." What they really mean, of course, is that's all the time we had. They're saying, "The show's over. We hope you enjoyed the program. We hope you'll stay on this same channel. We hope you'll tune in tomorrow, or next week, or whenever it is that we will air the next installment of your viewing pleasure for the last thirty minutes or hour or so. But that's all the time we have for today. You need to find something else to watch."

And that's fine. I get it. Those are the rules.

But I doubt I'll be looking for an alternative anytime soon, if ever. Our show, which has been running all our lives, is now over and if there's one thing I'm sure of, as I sit here quietly beside your hospital bed, it's that nothing could replace it. There will be no encore presentation, at least not in this world; the final act has arrived.

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