January 8, 2004
Cheater, he said. She shook her head no. She is anything but that. She never made him any promises. They never spoke any vows. It was implied, he insisted. No, no, no, she swears there were no implications from her. To cheat is to deceive or deprive by means of trickery. Did he see her perform any tricks? And what is he missing that she deprived him of? Your tricks are your words, he maintained. She shrugged, she knew her words meant only what they meant. Perhaps he's the cheater; perhaps he fooled himself on the meanings of her words.