Matt Weiner’s “A Single Don”
“More and more everyday about Vietnam. Hope it’s not another Korea.
“I sound like a little girl, writing down what happened today.
“Sunday is Gene’s birthday party. I know I can’t go. I keep thinking about him.
“He was conceived in a moment of desperation and born into a mess.
“A list of thing I’d like to do. One – climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
“Go anywhere in Africa, actually.
“Two – gain a modicum of control over the way I feel.
“I wanna wake up. I don’t wanna be that man.”
“If you listen, he’ll tell you how he got there.
“How he forgot where he was going, and then he woke up.
“If you listen, he’ll tell you about the time he thought he was an angel.
“Dreamt of being perfect. And then he’ll smile with wisdom.
“Content that he realized the world isn’t perfect.
“We’re flawed because we want so much more.
“We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had.”
– Matt Wiener