Fine, I’ll be the one to say it: can we not do the Days Between any more? They’re fucking maudlin and I ran out of jokes three days ago. Let’s just do his birthday, huh? Or–and if this turns out to be the plan we go with, then I demand payment and credit–why don’t we do the Days Between every four years like the Olympics? We don’t have to hold them in Rio, either: we can just do it on the innertubes and at Phil’s restaurant like we do now. The backyard at TXR would be great for the Opening Ceremonies.
And I am aware that there are several commercial interests that would prefer to keep Death Week going, but we don’t have to listen to them if we don’t want to.
I love Garcia. We all love Garcia This is not in question But the Days Between are like a Sadness Hanukkah, or a Morose Kwanzaa. It would be one thing if Garcia’s death came first and we could build to his birth, but that’s not how it happened, so instead the first week of August is a Countdown to Heart Failure, the Ninth looming in the middle distance like the damned Babadook.
The Days Between are depressing and I think I’m done with them.