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March 5, 2004
I've been watching movies like Romeo + Juliet lately. And there's this thing about romance stories, that they talk of the tragedy of love lost when one of the characters die, leaving the other grieving. But I guess they have to end the story in death, rather than talk about the even greater tragedy of watching the couple drift apart, slowly, painfully, never talking all that much anymore, each having to live with the grief of the once-dream falling apart. Because, all too often, life IS more painful than drama. Where do you go, when all the tears have dried?