* I don:t know….yes.. *and then tears.
*Why didn:t you listen to me?*
* Because, I was:t paying attention. *
I was mad of course, but she was genuinely upset, and this is the rod she uses to fish with her friends. So I took a cast and pondered for a while. I:ve broken a dozen rods in my day, and not all of them while playing the old man and the sea.
*It:s just a rod, Lily. We should be better stewards of our stuff, but I should have been a better companion tonight too.*
*Oh, right, like that,* they reply.