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[Sep. 21st, 2007|08:31 am]
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Road Trippin' with Ed and Hank (15)


Leavin' on your mind...


Note: A l'il more serious-like than usual. Disclaimer: Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Rating:PG-L (language)  $$: Nope. Comments: Always appreciated.







Leavin' on your mind...





"Look out, Ed...!"


"Goddamn idiot... Mindin' m' own bus'ness...
Goin' along at the speed limit 'n he cuts me off when he's goin' 20 miles under it.
 Shit... 'N it ain't like there were anyone behind us fer miles 'n miles...
Fella just woulda had ta wait three seconds maybe."





"'N he didn' even signal his intention ta try 'n kill us."


"Asshole.
Hey... you okay, Hank?"


"Yeah. Seat belt jus' cut inta ma shoulder some."


"Guess it weren't as bad as when
tha' guy on tha' motorcycle cut us off 'n then slammed on his brakes
fer no reason on tha' freeway through Salt Lake City.
Didn' even try ta pull off ta the side...
'n he coulda real easy-like."


"Gotta admit... I thought tha' were gonna be one helluva wreck."


"Yeah... Still cain't believe ya didn' hit him, Hank."


"Shit... me neither... Thought I were gonna kill him.
Then I thought tha' someone were gonna slam inta our truck from behind 'n kill us.
Goin' from seventy-some miles an hour ta a dead stop like tha'...
Shit... Had ta a been somethin' wrong with his bike."


"Or he were tryin' ta kill his self."


"Could happen so fast. Blink of an eye.
Like with my folks. 'N tha' woman Bill were in love with... his ex...
Damn... I fergot her name..."


"S' true 'nough."


"Ya know, Ed..."


"Wha'...?"


"If'n anythin' were ta happen ta me..."


"Ain't nothin' gonna happen ta you."


"Ain't sayin' it's gonna...
But if'n it did..."


"Don' wanna think 'bout it.
'N I sure as hell don' wanna talk 'bout it."


"I'd want ya ta be happy...
I'd want ya ta find someone else."


"Okay. Fine. I'd find someone else.
Maybe I could jus' steal Bill away from Betty.
Think tha'd be the easiest all 'round.... There. Tha's settled.
Me 'n Bill live happily ever after.  Now...
Let's talk 'bout somethin'
else, okay...?"


"C'mon, Ed... 'M tryin' ta be serious here."


"Wha' makes ya think 'm not?"


"Well then 'm declarin' Bill off limits."


"Don' know if'n you'd have much say in the matter..."


"Don' wanna be picturin' you with Bill.
'Sides... Betty would kill ya."


"Guess I could go fer Bob..."


"Our neighbor...?!? Bible-thumpin' Bob?
Yeah... Tha's a much better picture fer me ta carry 'round..."


"Ain't a bad-lookin' fella... 'N ya never know...
He migh' be int'rested..."


"Well... even if'n he were... I told ya... should stay 'way from
them kinda fellas that're always preachin' hate
'gainst gays while at the same time
they're dreamin' 'bout..."


"Jeez, Hank... I were jus' kiddin'..."


"Well 'm serious...
'N I don' wantcha jus' livin' alone...
All depressed 'n everythin'... pinin' 'way fer me...
Never leavin' the ranch..."


"Somebody thinks a whole lot a his self."


"Ya think I don' know ya at all?
'N I saw wha' my pa did... Jus' kinda willed his self dead
after my ma were killed in tha' accident."


"Ain't no one could ever take yer place, Hank.
You'd be a real tough act ta follow."


"Don' 'xpect ya ta replace me. Hell...
Edthedog 'n Hankthedog ain't no replacement fer Stella.
But ya still love 'em, dontcha?"


"'Course I do.
But it aint 'xactly the same thing... 'Sides...
'M too old ta go courtin'..."


"Ya ain't too old, Ed."


"Well I sure as hell
ain't too young no more neither.
'N what if'n I jus' don' wanna? What's so wrong
 'bout wantin' ta live in peace in our house...
with all our memories."


"Ain't nothin' wrong with tha'.
But I jus' don' want ya ta feel like ya gotta lock yer self away...
Feel like ya couldn' never find no one else...
if'n ya wanted to."


"I doubt tha' there's a whole lotta queer fellas livin'
in our neck a the woods anyways, Hank.
Much less queer fellas 'round
our age..."


"Wouldn' go rulin' out one a them there
May-December romances, Ed..."


"Thanks, but no thanks.
I can barely keep up with yer dumb ass."


"Well...Ya never know...
So's jus' promise me ya'd consider it...
If'n the opportunity were ta
 present itself..."


"Fine...
 If'n some good-lookin' queer cowboy
of a certain age jus' happens ta come amblin' inta ma life...
 I promise tha' I won' necessarily run
 the other way."


"Uh... Ed...?"



"Yeah?"


"Not too good-lookin'... Okay...?"


"Okay."


"Thanks."


"But you ain't goin' nowheres, dumbass."


"Sure ain't plannin' on it anyways...
But ya know wha' they say 'bout them best laid plans
a mice 'n men..."


"Ya think mice really make a whole lotta plans?"


"How the hell should I know...?
'M jus' quotin' the sayin'. I didn' make it up."


"'N Hank...?"


"Yeah...?"


"If'n I go first..."


"Yeah, I know...
You'd wan' me ta find someone else too."


"No fuckin' way."


"Wha'...?"


"Jus' think 'bout it fer a minute...
 What if'n there is one a them heavens or somethin' 'n they decide ta let me in?
'M jus' gonna be twiddlin' my thumbs up there waitin' fer ya...
'N then eventually you'd come strollin' in
with some other fella on yer arm?
I don' think so."


"Shit..."


"Think a the bad position you'd be puttin' me in..."


"Ain't never put ya in a bad position.
'Xcept maybe fer tha' one time last summer...
In fact... I like thinkin' 'bout puttin' ya in all kinds a positions...
Though I gotta admit tha' lately... fer some reason...
my fav'rite is when yer..."


"I mean havin' ta fight some fella over ya up in heaven, dumbass.
Bet they're real strict 'bout stuff like tha' 'n all....
Liable ta throw me out on m' ass...
kick me straight down ta hell
or somethin'..."


"I dunno... I 'magine tha' kinda situation must pop up purty often...
So's ya'd think who's ever in charge up there in heaven
would have some way a sortin' things out
ta everyone's satisfaction..."


"Ain't flippin' no coin.
I don' never win them coin tosses."


"Doubt they'd make us flip a coin.
Prob'bly don' even got
 no coins."


"'N there's no way 'm sharin' ya, Hank"


"Wouldn' wanna share you neither, Ed."


"Well... Then I guess... jus' ta be safe 'n all...
Whoever's left behind here on earth better jus' sit at home
 'n pine away 'til they kick tha' there bucket too.
I shouldn' have no problem doin' tha'.
'Course I 'magine you migh'..."


"Think I jus' been insulted..."


"Ya know 'm jus' kiddin', dumbass..
If'n ya love someone... ya wan' 'em ta be happy.
'N much as I don' like the idea a you bein' with someone else
after 'm gone 'n all... 'N believe me... I sure don't...
I'd still want ya ta be happy."


"Thanks, Ed."


"Jus' maybe not no happier than we are..."


"No problem, Ed... 'Cause tha' just ain't possible.
You'd be a real tough act ta follow too."


"Hey... Ya don' think I'd have ta watch though... do ya?
Wouldn' wanna do tha'. I jus' couldn..."


"Ain't no one gonna be makin' ya watch, Ed...
'N I don' think I could watch neither."


"Liar. Betcha anythin' you'd watch..."


"Maybe justa quick peek..."


"Knew it."


"'N now tha' I think 'bout it...
I gotta admit... if'n it were poss'ble...
I'd probably try ta do one a them posession things too...
Ya know... so's it'd really be me who's with ya instead a whoever...
Hey... maybe we should have a code word
or somethin'... so's ya'd know
when it were me."


"How 'bout 'dumbass', dumbass?"


"Or how 'bout 'buttercup' maybe?
Ain't no one else would ever dream a callin' ya 'buttercup'.
I'd jus' whisper 'yer my buttercup' in yer ear
real soft-like so's tha' ya'd know
it were really me..."


"If'n I don' wantcha callin' me 'buttercup' now
why the hell woudya think I'd wantcha callin' me 'buttercup' after yer...
...Shit... I think I need ta stop talkin' 'bout
this now, Hank..."


"Yeah... I think I do too, Ed."


"How 'bout we get
off a this here interstate fer a while?
Maybe find a nice spot ta camp 'n stop fer the day..."'





"Kinda early yet...
'N we only been on the interstate fer a few miles...
'N we said we were gonna head ta..."


"Yer a l'il slow ta day, dumbass.
Jus' thought... Seein' as we're both still alive 'n kickin'...
maybe we could stop 'n get kinda comfortable-like
'n you could finish tellin' me 'bout yer
fav'rite positions ta put
me in..."


"Think it'd work a l'il better if'n I jus' showed ya...
Hey... Take this here exit..."


"There campin' somewheres 'round here?"


"Damn well better be."




A little later...




"How 'bout this site Hank?
Purty secluded 'n ain't no one else too nearby."


"Let's jus' get outta here, Ed."


"Whaddya mean?"


"Mean wha' I said. Don' wanna stay here.
Turn 'round, Ed."


"You havin' one a yer psychic moments?"


"I ain't psychic, dumbass. 'S justa gut feelin'.
Everyone gets 'em. I jus' happen ta pay attention ta mine
whereas a lotta folks don'."


"Why cain't ya just use yer superpowers
ta win the lottery or somethin'?"


"Don' work like tha'. 'N I toldya... I ain't psychic.
'N I ain't got no superpowers."


"I dunno Hank...
Don' seem like nothin's the matter with this place.
Think we should stay."


"It were them guys camped back there.
I jus' got a bad feelin' 'bout 'em."


"We got a gun..."


"I know we got a gun.
But I'd rather jus' go somewheres else."


"Jeez... yer right one time 'bout some hunch
how many years ago... 'n now..."


"Ain't like it happens real often...
Justa handful a times over a whole lotta years...
'Sides... we jus' don' know if'n I were right them other times.
'N I did save us from goin' fifty-some miles down tha' deserted back road
 'n breakin' down in the middle a nowheres. Way it turned out
we was justa couple a miles from help
when we broke down."


"Know the story, dumbass.
Me 'n Iris were with ya after all... C'mon, Hank...
'S broad daylight... 'N this seems like a purty decent campground...
Dontcha think maybe yer over-reactin' justa l'il?"


"No. I don'. 'N besides...
It was more than tha' one time tha' I knew I were right fer sure...
First time's the real reason I still pay attention...
I jus' never told ya 'bout it..."


"Wha' happened?"


"Turn the truck 'round 'n I jus' migh' tell ya."


"Okay, okay... 'M turnin' 'round...
So wha' happened?"


"Was years ago... in Amarillo, Texas...
When I were with Ben..."


"Were tha' before or after El Paso 'n Juarez?"


"Righ' before... Think I sent ya a postcard..."





"Yeah... I got one from Amarillo..."


"Anyways... Ben 'n me...
we were headin' back ta the boardin' house....
Headin' up them stairs I got a feelin' like I got jus' now...
The hair on the back a ma neck stood right up
'n a weird sensation went through me.
Settlin' in my gut..."


"Yeah... 'weird' sounds 'bout right."


"Yeah... Tha's wha' Ben thought too.
I grabbed him and dragged him back down them stairs...
Pulled him 'cross the street 'n inta a alley. The man thought I were nuts.
We musta waited there 'bout ten minutes 'n I were jus' bout ready
ta admit tha' I were crazy when three guys come outta
 tha' boardin' house... 'N I saw tha' two of 'em
were carryin' metal pipes
or somethin'..."


"Shit. You makin' that up?"


"No. I ain't."


"You have a run-in with them fellas earlier
or somethin'?"


"Nope.
 Don' remember talkin' to 'em.
Don' even remember seein' 'em 'fore tha'.
Guess they jus' musta heard somethin' 'bout us...
Or seen us maybe. I dunno... we were
 always real careful-like
 in public."


"Damn... They mighta..."


"'N I ain't ashamed ta tell ya...
I still didn' wanna go back in there after we saw 'em leave...
Musta waited an hour 'fore we did... but we needed ta get our stuff.
Hell... didn' even know fer sure they was after us 'til we went back up ta the room.
It were all tore up. 'N there weren't hardly no stuff left ta get.
We salvaged what we could real quick-like
'n then we got the hell outta
 tha' town.."


"Damn, Hank... I coulda lost ya then... 'fore I ever even found ya again.
Shit... Sure am glad ya listened ta yer gut."


"Me too, Ed."


"Won' never make fun a it again."


"Ya sure 'bout tha'?
My gut's tellin' me tha' ya will.
Jus' wouldn' be the same if'n ya didn'."


"Why didn' ya never tell me tha' story before?"


"'N 'xactly when do ya think
 woulda been a good time fer me ta tell ya tha' kinda story?
When I were waitin' all them years fer ya ta get up the nerve ta move in with me?
Or maybe when I spent all them other years hopin' tha' ya wouldn'
bolt on me once ya did move in?"


"Guess ya got a point there."


"Hell... Didn' really even wanna tell it to ya now..."


"Don' worry, Hank... I won' never bolt on ya."


"Know tha', Ed."


"So's... whaddya wanna do now?"


"'S gotta be more campgrounds round these parts..."


"Ya still wanna stop early...?
After tha'?"


"Sure do. Jus' didn' wanna stop there.
Hell... It'd take a whole lot more 'n tha' ta get me outta the mood.
Think it mighta put me more in the mood even."


"Yeah...it would, wouldn' it?
So's which way should I head?"


"Head thataway."


"You sure 'bout tha'?"





"Yep... my psychic powers
are tellin' me tha' we should head thataway."


"Ya don' say?"


"I do say.
'N it don' have nothin' ta do with
 this here map havin' all them l'il green tents along this here road...
Or tha' campin' sign tha' we passed
 a l'il while ago."


"It don', huh?"


"Nope."


"Hey, Hank...
How 'bout usin' them superpowers a yers ta tell me
 what 'm thinkin' 'bout righ' now?"


"Be glad ta give it a try...
Lessee... 'M gettin' somethin' 'bout... Damn...
Gotta tell ya, Ed... tha's a position even I ain't never thought a before...
Yer one helluva dirty ol' man, aintcha?"


"Yep."



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[User Picture]From: joycedavenport
2007-09-21 08:37 pm (UTC)
Wow- I'm sure glad Hank is psychic. Had an experience myself a few years back. Dreamt a car crash in glorious colour told my boyfriend and a couple of other people about it and a few weeks later it happened. Walked away without a scratch, just like the dream. Had the strangest sensation as it happened, everything was in slow motion but I knew we would be OK. Yeah you tell Hank he's right to listen to his premonitions, and Ed should too.

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 05:33 am (UTC)
So glad no one was hurt in the accident! Pretty wild that you dreamt about it before it happened. Hank has never had anything like that happen before. And Hank’s gut only speaks to him very rarely (except for requesting food, of course) but he makes a point of listening to it whenever it does. And Hank's glad Ed has never given him too hard a time about it, because he knows how tempting that's gotta be.
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[User Picture]From: torry28
2007-09-21 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think every one at one time or other had that feeling of something is going to happen to you or someone close to you,
call it six's sense or premonition, what ever it is, a dream of foreboding. I am so glad Ed listened to Hanks intuition.
It has come across my mind a few times having been widowed, divorced and remarried, if we die, who would I end up with, I shudder the thought, God punishing me by sticking me with the wrong husband for eternity. OMG.
Thank You, Ed and Hank for another wonderful side trip,and the offer still holds any time come and stay as long as you want, my Husky Ringo would love edthedog and hankthedog.
Bye now, stay safe.
Torry

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 05:37 am (UTC)
Hey Torry, Yeah, I think everyone gets those kind of feelings too. Hank's glad Ed listens to him without kicking up too much of a fuss. And Hank definitely has a strong gut feeling that you will end up with the right man when the time comes. It couldn’t possibly be otherwise.

You’re so sweet to invite us to visit. Love the name Ringo for your Husky. Huskies are such handsome dogs... I’m afraid Edthedog and Hankthedog might get some kind of complex if they meet Ringo. You see they’re not very attractive dogs, but we’ve never told them that. They think they’re absolutely the best lookin’ creatures around. So meeting Ringo might come as a bit of a shock to them. :D
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[User Picture]From: samtyr
2007-09-21 11:26 pm (UTC)
I was glad to see a new chapter up! :) I am so relieved that Hank is psychic and that Ed listened to him. At the same time, I'm curious as to just what sort of psychic bind these two share, it must be extremely strong:
("Hey, Hank... How 'bout usin' them superpowers a yers ta tell me what 'm thinkin' 'bout righ' now?"

"Be glad ta give it a try... Lessee... 'M gettin' somethin' 'bout... Damn... Gotta tell ya, Ed... tha's a position even I ain't never thought a before... Yer one helluva dirty ol' man, aintcha?"

"Yep.")

I'm looking forward to the next stop on their road trip. 0;) Thank you for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 05:43 am (UTC)
Hank has to confess that, even though he and Ed do have an extremely strong connection to each other, it turned out that Hank's psychic powers failed him a bit in that instance and they were each, in fact, thinking of a very different position.

Although they did manage to work out an acceptable compromise that satisfied them both... :D
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[User Picture]From: jennydcf
2007-09-22 12:28 am (UTC)

Hmmm....

Dead!Jack and MO!Ennis, eh? Rings a couple of bells for me; sure I've heard a bit of talk 'bout this topic lately.:-) Interesting that Hank is thinking about it, too.

For me, it's simple. As they both say, if you love someone, you want them to be happy. You want to be with them always, of course. To even think of losing them is stomach-turning. But death is what happens while you're making other plans.:-( Maybe we do continue in a Heaven where we can look down on Earth and see our beloved live the rest of his or her life, perpetually grieving or happily recoupled or something in between. But you know what? Life is for the living. All we know is that it's always too short and that love, whenever and however it comes, should never be wasted, because it's the most important thing we'll ever have. It's really a question of what opportunities you get and how you respond to them. Some folks are more likely to feel the need for companionship, sex, and living a coupled life than others, and it's fine, either way.

All that said, I want them to have all their tomorrows together. And that's what they want, too. But the only thing you can be sure of is that right now you have each other. Seize the day.

Interesting that it's Hank who gets those feelings and listens to them. Ed, who is so worried about being seen and known, is not looking for danger; Hank, who is more open and generally positive about people than Ed, feels the guys they saw might be trouble and persuades Ed to go somewhere else. I can see, though, that one experience like the one Hank had with Ben could persuade you never to ignore a gut feeling. Ed may think Hank's a little cracked, but he's willing to go along with him, which is a lot of what gets all of us married people through life together.

Enough of my ruminating. My favorite line was definitely Ed's, "Ya think mice really make a whole lotta plans?" Love them dumbasses.:-)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:32 am (UTC)

Re: Hmmm....

Hank is pretty slow. It even took him a while to figure out that MO!Ennis means 'Moving On Ennis'. Hank hasn't been able to keep up very well with what's been going on, so I guess he must have just sensed something... :-) The two near accidents are what brought up the topic and Hank just wishes his gut had warned him about those too. But no such luck.

You say things so much better than Hank ever could: “Life is for the living. All we know is that it's always too short and that love, whenever and however it comes, should never be wasted, because it's the most important thing we'll ever have.” And, "All that said, I want them to have all their tomorrows together. And that's what they want, too. But the only thing you can be sure of is that right now you have each other. Seize the day."

And seize each other too. :-)

And yeah, Hank's never even thought about it before, but it is interesting that it’s him that gets those gut feelings while Ed is the one who's much more wary of the outside world. But Hank has no idea why that would be. Maybe it's just because Ed is so wary of everything.

One correction though, Ed thinks Hank is a LOT cracked, not just a little cracked, but he’s still willing to go along with him. I think that’s because Hank is usually so eager to talk to everybody and go everywhere, that if all of the sudden he emphatically doesn’t want to do something, its odd enough and happens seldom enough that Ed doesn't fight it (too much). Or maybe Ed really is just humoring Hank. Hmmm... :-)

P.S. Ed won’t admit it, but Hank can tell he’s real pleased that it was his line about the mice that you liked best. And thanks for your ruminating. It’s always appreciated!
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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2007-09-22 03:33 am (UTC)
Real nice :D I love this story
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you're still enjoying Ed and Hank's story.
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[User Picture]From: eandj
2007-09-22 07:58 am (UTC)
I really love those dumbasses. They´re the best.
Paula
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! Those dumbasses are glad you're reading.
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From: katecaton
2007-09-22 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad Ed told hank he doesn't want him to find anyone else. I always think this is a much more honest response to the " I want you to find someone else if I die" conversation!
Love Kate
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:44 am (UTC)
Yeah… Ed can't bear to think about Hank with somebody else. (And vice versa too.) But then again, neither can bear the thought of the other sad and alone either.

In fact, it's a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation...
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:49 am (UTC)
Well, it's not really 'a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation', seein' as they're both pretty happy right now.
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[User Picture]From: ifyoucantfixit2
2007-09-22 06:33 pm (UTC)



Thank you so very much for continuing this sweet sweet story. I love the idea that they continue to desire each other in the most profound way. I also loved the "no way I want you with someone else idea." The tiny peek was cute too. I have a real love of the honesty in this story..Its not romantic in the silly way, but in a funny one.. Janice
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks Janice! Yeah... They both hate the idea of the other one being with someone else yet they also hate the idea of the other one being unhappy too. So they've agreed to do what works pretty well for them (and probably a lot of other couples too) on touchy issues like this... Just not talk about it anymore. :D
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[User Picture]From: mazaher
2007-09-22 06:38 pm (UTC)
Reckon this makes a pair with the story told by that old shaman, C.G.Jung, of the two doctors going to a congress somewhere and losing their baggage along the way, so they quickly purchased replacement pajamas and toothbrushes for the night. One of them was a big man and only found quite loud striped pajamas in his size. Later that night they were discussing the possibility of life after death, and in the end they agreed that the one who'd go first would try to contact the survivor and let him know how things were on the other side, provided there *was* another side. Well, the first who died, after many years, happened to be the big man. After some time the survivor received a letter from a stranger living abroad. This guy was a sensitive and was being pestered by a dead soul insisting that he found out So-and-So who lived in the city of So-and-So and asked him if he remembered ...that loud striped pajamas. It's all in Memories, Dreams, Reflections somewhere, but all my books are still in boxes after the move and I can't check the details. Maybe Ed and Hank might agree to mention their shirts to each other ;-)
BTW, these updates never miss making my day. Thank you
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hey there, Love the C.G. Jung story about the loud striped pajamas. And Hank loves your idea for using the shirts that way. Although at this point I think Ed’s just determined that they’ll die in each other’s arms (but not for a long, long, long, long, long time) so that he won’t have to worry about any of that.

And that reminds Hank... When Ed first moved to the ranch he used to wear these silly pajamas Nora had bought for him until Hank eventually destroyed every hideous pair by ripping them off Ed. Last year Hank bought a pair of those ugly old-style pajamas for Ed just so that he’d have the pleasure of ripping them off of him for old time’s sake. Hank hinted about what they were for, but Ed’s never worn them yet. I guess Hank might have to be a little more obvious... :D
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[User Picture]From: mazaher
2007-09-24 07:21 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered what exactly the relationship was between the two doctors in Jung's story. They shared a room and were obviously on quite good terms. Moreover, I guess it takes a lot of concentration to remember in any detail after death things that happened within time-and-space. And a lot of effort to actually have an influence of sorts on the living. All in all, the one who did go first had to be very motivated to keep his word about giving a sign to the survivor. They may have been very close friends indeed ;-)
Loud pajamas seem to rip off people much more satisfactorily than bland, single-color ones. I hope Hank's idea will turn out fine.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-10-05 10:46 pm (UTC)
Just realized I missed this somehow... (I'm not sure, but it could be the absent-mindedness...)

I agree with your deduction about the two doctors in Jung's story... I bet there was more to that relationship... And I agree that the motivation would have had to have been very strong in order for him to keep his word to the survivor.

LOL! Thanks for the tip about the loud pajamas ripping off people much more satisfactorily than boring pajamas. Hank likes to irritate Ed so he would have bought loud ones anyway, but good to know they'll rip off him better. :D
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[User Picture]From: mazaher
2007-10-06 05:43 pm (UTC)
"(I'm not sure, but it could be the absent-mindedness...)"
My vet calls it "neuronal pauses", which is kinda useful once you get to spelling it right =)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-10-08 02:46 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm definitely calling it/them "neuronal pauses" from now on.

(Although sometimes it doesn't seem to be so much of a "pause" as a complete stop...)
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2007-09-23 04:39 am (UTC)

coincidences

Yes we have to pay attention to those gut reactions to protect us at times. I know those feelings I get them a lot and sometimes they are stupid things. Pat always ask me why I smile when I get behind a slow driver or some red light that won't change and in my mind I always think well that is how I might be avoiding an accident ahead or something else and on more then one occasion I did run across something like that a few miles up ahead and that could have been me but that slow driver saved me. Also I know the feeling of hate mongers and can sense them pretty well most of the time. Recently though I was not paying attention and ended up in a little bit of a mess walking to my favorite Starbucks at 11 p.m. I could not park near the place since in a crowded bar area of town but I had just left the hospital from work and really wanted my starbucks so parked like 8 blocks away and thought I would walk off the stress and talking on my cell phone not paying attention to who was listening giving advice to a young gay friend about his boyfriend when some stupid college guys must have heard and decided to wait for me when I got out of the Starbucks and head back to my car. The approached me and started the whole name calling and shoving but well I am 42 but I am also a little smart and not afraid to defend myself 6 to 1 has never worried me. I just did the natural threw my starbucks in a couple of their faces thank god for really hot coffee and then made a run just as luck or coincidence occurs the manager of the Starbucks was coming out to give me back my debit card and saw what happened and had just got the police as I started to run. Anyway life was good and I ended up getting free Starbucks fo like a week. Those things happen and people just do not believe it still happens in 2007 but it does. Luckily I have never been hurt too badly but I have had several friends over the years who were killed or hurt brutely by these haters of difference and each time it happens it makes my blood boil. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-09-24 06:51 pm (UTC)

Re: coincidences

Hey Joe,
What a frightening experience! I’m so glad you weren’t hurt and were able to think so fast with throwing your coffee. And I’m so sorry you’ve lost friends to this type of senseless violence. It’s a sad commentary on our society and our world that it’s still so commonplace. It makes me furious and it breaks my heart at the same time. Glad you listen to your gut feelings too. (At least when they can make themselves heard over the din of everyday life.)
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From: cwby30
2007-09-26 04:48 am (UTC)

E&H 15

Evenin'.

Well, we all have gut instincts, but we are taught that we shouldn't listen to them, and instead should think logically, rationally. Right!! Our instincts are just that, our basic self after years of living, telling us what is right, and wrong. As with Joe, I too am a careful driver, and sometimes have been accused of having the patience of Job. Still, knock wood, letting the speedsters rush ahead keeps them away from me. And, listening to my inner self has helped me out of a tight spot more than once.

The talk between E&H reminded me of the Bible, and the question to Himself, and His reply was that in Heaven we wouldn't be worried about that. Can't say as I agree or disagree, having never been there, but I also believe that in Heaven we will be surrounded by those we love. And, as E&H discovered, there lies the rub! No answer, just more to think about.

Glad you bring up these things with E&H. Food for thought and good discussion.

Thanks again.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-10-01 04:47 am (UTC)

Re: E&H 15

Hey there,
Glad to hear you listen to your gut too. And yeah, Ed and Hank definitely don't have any answers... (although they do love to speculate) but they have to agree with you, it sure wouldn't be heaven unless we were surrounded by those we love.

P.S. Saw that you started writing -- Haven't had a chance yet, but I'm really looking forward to reading your story!
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