Yesterday on the way to the theatre I asked Elizabeth, who had just said that Santa Claus on the Christmas Cruise boat recognised her and knew her name, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?" She said, "Yes -- I do," while looking at me like I might say something she had no desire to hear. I said well, good. If ever a person can consciously choose to believe in things that she has decided are beneficial, it's E. That's a useful thing to be able to do, I'd guess (guess because I wouldn't know for sure). I don't really believe in anything -- and I suppose I don't disbelieve in anything, either. At least I don't believe unequally since it all gets an equal share of nothing. That makes E a lot smarter than me, I'm sure.
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