as he died

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I was standing in the casino foyer, gazing at the sunset over the ocean.

I was a wreck. Not even a drink and a pretty good meal pulled me together. I'd kept dropping things and losing things and breaking my antique drugstore cheaters. I'd asked the floor manager if he knew the latest on The Greatest.

Yes, he assured me it was only minor and he'd be okay. I knew better.

I went out into the lavender and salmon Maxfield Parrish sunset, leaned on the redwood column and wished for the cosmos to treat him right, to take care of my heroes and to please, please make us some more of them.

always and any time....