Tonight: Sushi and Waiting for Godot starring Nathan Lane with Matt Saturday: 7am flight to Colorado. Land at noon. Wedding to attend at night. Sunday - Thursday: Playing with my little sister’s babies, helping with my older sister’s wedding last minute details. Friday: Rehearsal dinner, Matt arrives in my home town. Saturday: My older sister gets married! I wear a fab dress. Sunday: Brunch, fly home at 3pm, land at 11, hug Madeline, fall asleep.
Reiko smiled too, cigarette in mouth. “You are a good person, though. I can tell that much from looking at you. I cantell these things after seven years of watching people come and go here: there are people who can open their hearts and people who can’t. You’re one of the ones who can. Or, more precisely, you can if you want to.”
"What happens if people open their hearts?"
Cigarette dangling from her lips, Reiko clasped her hands together on the table. She was enjoying this. “They get better,” she said. Her ashes dropped onto the table, but she paid them no mind.