Everything in life is a game. Figure out the game, learn the rules and win. A brilliant professor told me that once. So my goal is to win. I suppose I should say, Bon and mine’s goal. Bonnie’s my best friend. To Bon and I, winning looks the same: great guy, marriage, kids. Bon and I know each other probably better than we know ourselves. We keep each other from our own stupidities. We’re family really. Not like that ridiculous one I was born into. My mother is a Doris Day clone, masking her misery and judging everyone by her Doris Day-standards. Flaws being found when appearances aren’t perfect. My father has always been perfectly happy with every woman who has turned his fancy. A connoisseur of female pleasure. Family. But we are not doomed to become them. I have Bon. I know the rules. I will win. After all, life is just a game of Risk.
April 1, 2012
Billie Jean, the Player