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  • A dapper gentleman in a cape and a vixen from the east will pick your sorrow up by the armpits and toss it across the room. They’ll drain you of the Peruvian, they’ll put you back together. This time they build you out of whiskey and wine. They slip you sips from a flask. They let you tell the love story. They bore witness to the real story. They help you into a mask and they hold you tight with the hope that the next time sorrow won’t recognize you. These are the rituals of parting.
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