I don’t even know why I took the gun with me out to the garage. Since I had been home on leave, I carried the damn thing with me everywhere. For two weeks, it was never farther away than across the room or in my car, and even though I recognized how stupid and unnecessary it was, it made me feel better.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.