Christmas Cards

[1997ish?]

People will react in different ways, that’s all you can say for sure.

For Polish Ernie the worst thing about dying is that for the first time in his life he can’t trust himself to make a decision. He’s crippled by self doubt. Things have got so bad that even choosing what shoes to wear each morning proves too much for him. He’ll break down in tears over a pair of suede shoes he bought in nineteen seventy-six. He thinks: how could a pair of shoes last that long?

It seems as important as anything else.

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