Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

By Nancy Garden

Liza by no means knew that falling in love might be so incredible . . . and so confusing.

"'Liza,' mother acknowledged, taking a look into my eyes, 'I wish you to inform me the reality, no longer simply because i would like to pry, yet simply because i need to recognize. this would get very disagreeable . . . Now--have you and Annie--done from now on than the standard experimenting . . . '

'No, Mom,' I stated, attempting to glance again at her lightly. I'm now not pleased with it, I make no excuses--I lied to her."

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Nunca a mais suave das eutanásias poderá vir a ser tão fácil e tão doce. O mais interessante da nova situação criada é que ajustiça do país em que não se morre se encontra desprovida de fundamentos para actuar judicialmente contra os enterradores, supondo que o quisesse de facto, e não só por se encontrar condicionada pelo acordo de cavalheiros que o governo teve de armar com a máphia. Não os pode acusar de homicídio porque, tecnicamente falando, homicídio não há em realidade, e porque o censurável acto, classifique-o melhor quem disso for capaz, se comete em países estrangeiros, nem tão-pouco os pode incriminar por haver enterrado mortos, uma vez que o destino deles é esse mesmo, e já é para agradecer que alguém tenha decidido encarregar-se de um trabalho a todos os títulos penoso, tanto do ponto de vista físico como do ponto de vista anímico.

Em geral a tia solteira não fala de uma maneira tão preciosa, tão rebuscada, mas se o fez agora foi para não rebentar em lágrimas, que assim sucederia se tivesse pronunciado o nome do menino que não tinha feito mal nenhum ao mundo e as palavras meu irmão. Respondeu-lhe o pai dos outros três meninos, Dizemos o que se passou e esperamos as conseqUências, pela certa seremos acusados de fazer enterros clandestinos, fora do cemitério e sem conhecimento das autoridades, e ainda por cima noutro país, Oxalá não comecem nenhuma guerra por causa disto, disse a tia.

A mãe do menino deixou cair a enxada e a pá e, suavemente, deitou o filho no chão. Depois, as duas irmãs, com mil cautelas para que não resvalasse, receberam o corpO do pai e, sem esperarem a ajuda do homem que já descia da mula, foram colocá-lo ao lado do neto. A mãe do menino soluçava, repetia monotonamente, Meu filho, meu pai, e a irmã veio e abraçou-se a ela, chorando também e dizendo, Foi melhor assim, foi melhor assim, avida destes infelizes já não eravida. Ajoelharam-se ambas no chão a prantear os mortos que tinham vindo a enganar a morte.

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