Tuesday February 12, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part I: Breath and Business


PETEY: The safest thing for you to do is retire here.

PARA: For my own good, right?

PETEY: Obviously.  But for everyone else's as well.

PARA: That's laying it on thick, Petey.

PETEY: You played the part of the responsible, courageous patriot once.

Your retirement is an extension of that role, only with hobbies like "painting" and "pedagogy."

PARA: Okay, no.  That was laying it on thick.

PETEY: And that is a nice segue into painting.