The Written Word #32

…lately he has gotten into the habit of wearing his old wedding band. Not because he misses Denise… but because that gold band around his finger alters the whole picture, confers upon him some faint glimmer of respectability. It implies that he goes home to someone who finds redeeming qualities in him, who is ostensibly not adverse to at least occasional physical contact with him, and that makes all of his obvious flaws seem more superficial, less ingrained.

Jonathan Tropper in One Last Thing Before I Go

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