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December 5, 2019
He has a new favorite place: the museum. More than the artwork, he likes people-watching, sometimes eavesdropping. There's a wealth of stories in a 30-second conversation between mother and son. "Dad would have liked this," the son would say. "Wish I didn't leave the house that day," his mother would answer. He sits on a bench and on lucky days, someone would sit beside him and talk. He takes notes from these, too, careful to change names and physical attributes. Everything is grist for the mill. He buys more notebooks, pens, tape recorders. Making mountains out of molehills.