The Story of Anne, the homeless dog.
(http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/wiretap_20110212_45209.mp3 - will cease to exist soon)
When at age five the understanding that life entails death becomes a certainty he realizes that if his parents really loved him - they never would have had him.
"Life support machine" takes on new inflections.
What a well crafted story (life?).
I guess if someone decided they should offer this fellow a writing job - they'd have to consider that he would probably sabotage the gig as the opportunity would entail the job ending at some point.
Perhaps a Never Ending Story rewrite?
A dread of our horrible future leads him to a fetish for an appreciation for the present. And there's a word for that, a Welsh word, "Hiraeth".
Wiretap episode "Couples".
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Dog Love story by Scott Kravitz.