Well, our time is up, said my shrink with a wink.
Our little session certainly went in a blink.
You’ve talked about the people but they’re all in the past,
And it’s good that you let it all out at last.
But it’s all ancient history,
Like L.P. Hartley* says, it’s a foreign country.
The future out there is what’s paramount.
Life is short, so make it count.
You certainly do things differently here, I ventured.
* “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
(Opening line in The Go-Between, L.P. Hartley, 1953.)
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