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"Life was full of sound and fury,
"and in the end, signified nothing."
Okay, let's begin with Helena.
-Come in, my darling.
I'm Helena Shepridge.
-Ain't you beautiful?
Gabriella told me you wanted a reading.
She said you know the future.
I adore Gabriella.
She's such a gifted masseuse.
I must say, I've become addicted
to those massages.
They're the only thing that
relieves the throbbing in my neck.
Will it be cash or check, darling?
Gabriella told you the fee?
Believe me, it's far less expensive.
They sit there all stony-faced
when you need help.
These horrible, horrible medications,
they make me feel even more fidgety.
Do you want a cup of tea?
Have you any sherry?
A little drinky. Scotch?
I want to tell you something, darling.
is a woman
Am I right?
You're being too hard on yourself,
Well, you're very perceptive.
that little tale.
She's such a gossip.
I now realize that was foolish.
I have everything to live for. I do, don't I?
I mean, is that what you see?
I mean, do you see...
Is my future hopeful?
Shall I tell you something?
I wish you were sitting here with me
because all I am seeing
is huge, cosmic waves
You're bathed in a rose light, my darling.
I promise you.
for one simple reason,
I was too honest with him.
Meet Helena's ex-husband, Alfie Shepridge.
He woke in the middle of the night,
pictured eternity, lay there in a cold sweat,
and has not been able
to get back to sleep since.
Suddenly, it became
And give me one more set of
-I can't, I've had enough.
-Alfie, you're doing too much.
-You'll kill your back again.
-He thinks he's
Those days are over.
You're not a young man anymore.
You do push-ups,
She already has me dead and buried.
But there's longevity in my genes,
and that's what counts.
She didn't understand
that truth is not beauty,
as the poet said, but quite the opposite.
Alfie dumped her.
Had his teeth whitened
and his skin darkened.
And Helena? She took it like a trouper.
She had a nervous breakdown
of her only child, Sally.
Sally, who married Roy.
Waste of education.
to give it all up to become a writer.
He's had one successful novel
He's a one-book phenomenon.
He can't accept that! Am I right?
I mean, do you see a future for him,
something that he's had close to him,
like a scarf or a glove
or a T-shirt, all right, darling?
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