"How to end up."

Most important, flank yourself with women, both cynics and dreamers. Go to them and snooze away poppied afternoons of warmth and good feelings. Admit the things you need. Rest assured they will love you even though they understand that sometimes you are just a girl trying to wish her way away. The road home, they will remind you, is not always the way you came.

Again from Flash Fiction Foward, a wee piece by Jennifer A. Howard.

Deep breath.