dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Why Jim had to be silenced, redux.

I had a chance to look at some of the older material with Grandpa Jim the other day. It seems that he and his wife were somewhat upset with Elly. He and Miriam seemed to feel their daughter had been a little bit rash in marrying John. Her dropping out of college appeared to upset them as well. They even allowed as how she should have gotten some kind of job, in case Mister Right proved to be a myth. Their well-meaning but futile suggested dashed themselves in vain against a mighty obstacle; their daughter's lack of proportion. To borrow a phrase from a far better Author, Elly's life has been an endless parade of swallowed camels and gnats that have been strained at. This left her easy prey to a shallow, grinning and essential heartless little manipulator looking for a hooooooooooome named John Patterson. Since she sees the outside world as a threatening and chaotic mess, letting THAT jerk shoulder the burden of decision making is her following the path of least resistance. (Great way to avoid getting lost, Elly; have Joe Tooth nail your feet to the ground.) She probably wouldn't be too thrilled to hear voices telling her she wasted her life; how convenient for her deluded pride they've both been silenced by death and illness.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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