Twenty-twenty, and the time disease is epidemic. In my credit-group, anyway. And yours too, friend, unless I miss my guess. Nobody thinks about anything else any more. Nobody even pretends to think about anything else any more. (Oh yeah, except the sky, of course. The poor sky.)… It’s a thing. I…
The Time Sickness
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