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The Golden Door

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On the other hand, it sounds weirdly insane and dangerously radical: Heresy...........

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Dear Mr. McKenna

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You expect me to drop everything I value in my life, things that give meaning to my life. It would be flushing everything I value down the toilet. Real lives are at stake here and you talk as though it’s nothing more than a stage. Get real. What you call enlightenment, I call a horrendous nightmare...........

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ACT III: PARADE

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WIFE ASIDE

(knitting, Husband still speaking in background)

You'd think at some point I'd throw a hairdryer in his bath just to shut him up, but I actually find it very comforting. He doesn't seem to have a memory in the usual sense, so every time he says something he thinks it's new and interesting. I've heard it all a million times, so I know the right places to nod or chuckle or say "oh my" without having to listen, and that's how we get along after all these years.

HUSBAND

(regaining volume, Wife feigning interest)

…lucky I didn't sue. People should be issued helmets if they're going to let little girls hurl deadly weapons into the crowd.

HUSBAND ASIDE

Have I told that one before? Or course I have. I know it.

Did it really happen? Doesn't matter. I have a head full of stories and opinions and snappy comebacks, all just waiting for the right button to be pressed. That's all it takes. Some word or event hits a play button in my head and the correct response comes out – familiar, well-practiced, smooth as silk – an actor playing a role.

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Spiritual Dissonance

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One question that always weighed on me was, what’s the big mystery? Why should it be so hard to find answers to such simple questions? What’s true? What’s going on here? What’s the point? Who am I?People generally seem content to believe that the universe is a mystery and the meaning of life is unknowable and to leave it at that, but someone who wants answers to the larger questions cannot be so easily dissuaded...........

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I Will Dismember My Dismemberer

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Is, then, the crown too heavy that I wear? this Iron Crown of Lombardy. Yet is it bright with many a gem; I the wearer, see not its far flashings; but darkly feel that I wear that, that dazzlingly confounds. ’Tis iron – that I know – not gold. ’Tis split, too– that I feel; the jagged edge galls me so, my brain seems to beat against the solid metal; aye, steel skull, mine; the sort that needs no helmet in the most brain-battering fight!.................

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