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.:Five More Beats:.I sat in the coffee shop listening to the scattered beats of jazz. There was the rhythmic tapping of snare drums, velvety piano flowing through the air. There was also the chaotic clattering of dishes mixed with the soulless chatter of yuppies, sipping hot beverages.
I watched out the window at cars rushing to their meaningless destinations. Rust on the fire hydrant. Paint chipping on a parking meters. Chaos everywhere!
I sipped my hot beverage over the jazz. I disappeared, lost in my drink. No one noticed the quiet one at the counter. We are all lost.
I took my pills. Lost in myself, I turned my attention to the girls that came in the door. Did they notice me? Could they? I watched from the corner of my eye, as they sat down at a table. They were scanning the room as I had done before.
I soon realized what a paradox. Is life this fleeting?
I had forgotten to breathe. The piano
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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