I Take Pleasure In The Details

I fell off the wagon.  And it was all because of Charlize Theron.

The rocks glass falls to the ground with a clunk.  Then ice cubes.  One.  Two.  Three.

The fourth hits the edge of the glass, and falls to the ground.  And that’s what got me.

The Stolichnaya vodka pours down into the glass.  The ice cubes, the clear liquid fills the glass half way.

With long bruised fingers Charlize paws at the glass, picks it up, and downs the contents in one beautiful glug.

I’m on an airplane coming home.  Where is home, I think I know.  I’m watching Atomic Blonde for the third time, and there’s much much more to the movie after the third viewing.

Charlize sits on the bath tub.  She’s been thru hell.  And so have I.  The scene plays out in my memory over and over.  The glass.  The ice cubes.  The Stolichnaya Vodka.

Did you know that when you’re driving down the highway, and people start passing you, that you will inevitably speed up?

Charlize enters the bar, walks to the bar, and meets up with a beautiful French girl.  The French girl says, I didn’t think you would come.

The French girl hands her a rocks glass, with the Stolichnaya Vodka.

Charlize says, you remembered.

The French girl says, I take pleasure in the details.

-Clint

 

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