SETTING THINGS DOWN IN BLACK AND WHITE FOR A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE

 

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Through these anachronistic letters we have managed to maintain a friendship born so long ago during that magical season that encloses the best years of our lives, the years of our youth when everyone is allowed to dream, awaiting a future where the adjective “impossible” doesn’t exist and “unachievable” is left outside the door to keep “never” company.


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My sight has declined and I have a pair of glasses with a thick frame in faux tortoiseshell. I spend every day – be it sunny, rainy or snowy – locked up inside my booth with the temperature set at a constant 21 °C, drinking hot coffee as I sit next to Denver, my taciturn colleague who, many years, came here with his parents from some lost Caribbean isle in the British Virgin Islands.


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EPILOGUE

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And the bored but scrupulous cop George Prairie, following police-academy instructions to the letter, asked Denver to step aside and have a seat in the kitchen while he conducted his investigation, jotting anything suspicious down in his notebook. No drawer was left unopened or unsearched, no wall uninspected.
If anyone asks him the reason for his name, almost as if he were expecting the question, he winks and says:
Just one isn’t enough!

 

 

 

 

 

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