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first paragraph today:
When I woke, it was dark out as it is apt to be in early evening at the beginning of winter. Every time I wake up, I hope for a little bit of snow like some kind of kid who gets out of school or something. Or work. I guess I was out of work for good. Somehow this didn’t unsettle me as it did a few hours ago. Nor did my bald head upset me when I caught a glimpse of myself in the bathroom mirror.