We were conscious of wrong-doing but went and drank ourselves stupid anyway. Someone would scrape us up off the sidewalk. Free of worries and cares all that remained was for us to lose faith, but it’s not easy to lose faith when you believe with all your heart. We admitted our confusion, but went and drank ourselves stupid anyway, just as the doctor suggested. He said the best way to forget is not to care. Only Jessica had the sense to see through his fog and understand his meaning.

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