Martin & Harriet - Venus and Mars
You just have to love
these action films, eh Harriet?
Well actually darling,
I quite hate them. I much
prefer a good love story.
God, arenít we just a
fine example of mediocre clichť. Me
the action stuff, you the romance.
The plumb line for every relationship
self-help book out there.
Martin, we should write
a self-help book. Ever
considered ghost writing?
Oh very funny Harriet.
I do enjoy a good spook joke.
I do wish youíd try.
Oh donít pout.
Your lips get all filmy and misty when you pout.
As though your thoughts take your mind off holding your image.
Does that make any sense at all?
Oddly enough dear it
does. I do have to focus
when Iím here. As though
the in between times are a relax thing; some kind of break.
God Martin, this whole
afterlife thing is really complicated.
Or maybe itís very simple and weíre just not that
simpleminded. One wonders.
One doesnít, Harriet.
Yes, yes I do, Martin.
I wonder all the major questions in life, like anyone else and it
doesnít help to have your dead ass around and low and behold youíre
in the afterlife and you canít answer any of them.
You donít know how you got there, where you were before this
house again, where you go when Iím not here, etc. etc. Whatís a curious girl to do, eh?
I can see your
frustration and raise you a body. Iíd
LOVE to know what happens to me. I
can only trust it will be revealed in time.
I cannot believe that this is for eternity.
Oh I see.
So now you donít want to spend eternity with me anymore,.
Seems rather contrary to your whispers of love in our early years
You know what I mean Harriet. Stop trouble-making.
Do shut up, Martin.
I canít hear the television.
I thought you hate
I do. Except when the hero looks like that guy.
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