My parents keep a brave face, but… No-one should out-live their children. The sickness may be mine, but the tragedy’s theirs. I have to put a distance between me and all this… pitying looks… Oh, christ, I need to escape.
So my friends are taking me to my favourite place on earth: Barafundle Bay.
“So I raise a morphine toast to you all. And if you should happen to remember it is the anniversary of my birth, remember that you were loved by me and that you made my life a happy one. And there is no tragedy in that.”