[excerpt of an interview]
i don’t feel so alone when i pretend she’s real.
what is so awful about being alone that you have to pretend?
being alone is lonely.
so you feel less lonely when you carry around a stuffed dog?
she’s good company. and she’s a lamb.
are you aware of everyone staring at you?
staring at us. yes ma’am, i sure am.
have you ever considered the company of a real woman?
the likes of me in the dating pool? it sounds like a recipe for a drowning.