The Great Emptiness

“When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all– cash, booze, and a wife– he couldn’t be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and never hit the ground.”  ~Denis Johnson

“Wasting away again in Margaritaville, looking for my lost shaker of salt.  Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, but I know it’s my own damn fault.”  ~Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville

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  1. markonit

    …they say the same thing … except the first quote is doused with hopelessness and unreal expectations…

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  2. perfect!

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