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Saturday, May 21, 2011

More Walker Percy's The Moviegoer

"If I could be sure you knew how frightened I am, it would help a great deal.

"You can be sure.

"Not merely of marriage. This afternoon I wanted some cigarettes, but the thought of going to the drugstore turned me to jelly.

I am frightened when I am alone and I am frightened when I am with people. The only time I'm not frightened is when I'm with you. You'll have to be with me a great deal.

"I will.

"Do you want to?


"I will be under treatment a long time.

"I know that.

"And I'm not sure I'll ever change. Really change."
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


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