You, me and five bucks.

“This is all we need. A couple of smokes, a cup of coffee, and a little bit of conversation. You, me and five bucks.” – Reality Bites

I used to seriously live off of the late night diner dates, sitting in the parks, out front of a closed building playing rummy, drives while completely lost, adventures to new places, closing down Friday’s for the night, pool halls and the bar & club scene.  It was all for one thing, conversation.  Conversation is food for the soul.  You cannot even guess how many life altering decisions I made in one on one moments of talking clarity.  It’s not for everyone.  Many people would rather try to keep it all in.  But why?  Why keep it all in when there are so many different ways to learn to see the world?  That little bit of conversation allows you to see the world through that person’s eyes.  If you’re willing to learn, it’s right there in front of you.

Troy: One of these days I’m gonna wake up, before noon-

Lelaina: Yeah right.

Troy: I’m gonna turn on the tv and there Bryant Gumble will be and he’ll say, ‘Today we have with us the Pulitzer-prize winning documentarian Lelaina Pierce. Lelaina, after your first film, ‘Why Barbie is Bad’, you seemed to have forgotten all about your best friend, Troy Dyer.’

Lelaina: Troy… who? What was that name again? Oh, right through the heart!

Troy: I’ll probably be working at Whole Foods you know, playing warehouses and hanging around places like the Radio Shack screaming that I used to know you and you’ll be there in the lights and all beautiful and s***.

Lelaina: Oh, Troy, no no no no no, that would never happen. They’d never HIRE you at Whole Foods.

Troy:: See Lainy, this is all we need. A couple of smokes, a cup of coffee, and a little bit of conversation. You and me and five bucks.

Lelaina:: You got it!

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