Four items sat on the bar in front of him at all times — a half-empty glass of beer, money to refill the pint glass should he ever get around to finishing, a pencil resembling one given free with a round of mini-golf and a spiral top pocket notebook.
He wasn’t a frustrated Hemingway or a man plotting his ultimate revenge. Through conversation, he explained the notebook was just for “ideas, thoughts, things that come to mind.”
He was forthcoming with little more and never asked if I wanted to read a couple pages. His failure to offer up the pocket notebook to the nosey 14-year-old son of the bar owner pissed me off at the time.
Now I understand.
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