Dangerous Compassions


“You know how movies have previews?” Ming asked.

“Yeah–you mean trailers?” I asked.

“Yeah,” he said.  “There was one for a movie called Mobius that caught our eye.”

“Is it about a strip club?” I asked.

“No,” he said.

“What’s it about?”

“It’s about a vampire,” Ming said.

“Oh!  Are they a stripper?”

“No!” Ming said.

“Sorry–I can’t help myself,” I said.  I was laughing so much, he started laughing too.


Then I proofread something for him.  It was great, except for an issue with a serial comma.  I reread the appeal letter I wrote for the NDE eblast a couple weeks ago that’s finally being published.  Yes, I still agree with what I said.  Yay!

Speaking of strippers and commas, do you know this meme?


I think it’s a few years old.  Yes, I still want a Master’s degree in memes.  I showed it to Ming.  “Do you think this is funny?” I asked.

He looked at it a while, peering into my laptop screen.  “Yes,” he said.

“Is it disrespectful to strippers?” I asked.

“No,” he said.

“Is it disrespectful to Stalin?  Oh wait, we’re allowed to be disrespectful to Stalin!” I said, laughing.  “Is it disrespectful to JFK?”

“No,” he said.

“Is it disrespectful to commas?” I didn’t ask, but I like that question now.  Punctuation matters!

JFK was before my time, but I know some people have strong feelings about those Kennedys.  Somehow JFK seems before my time, but Marilyn Monroe doesn’t.


Movies are not an art form that works well for me, but Ming needs more fun in his life.  I’m glad he can enjoy them, and I hope he gets a different kind of rest than he gets with me.

If we had a cozy couch and some easy way of seeing movies, maybe I would put up with movies just for the cuddle.  But we haven’t set our home up like that.

true love

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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