You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

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"She's trapped! I hope she's not trapped."

"What am I going to do now? How will we get her back? Seems she was the only one who knew how to get in."

He needed research. Dive deep into what she'd been doing.

It took hours to leave the forest. Fortunately he had his phone.


"He didn't make it. I can still include him."

He'd been with her for decades. Put up with her wandering spells. Supported her.

"What will he do without me?"


"What will she do without me?"

She'd had some crazy years in the time they'd known each other. She could've ended up homeless. Or worse. He pushed those thoughts away to go over her notes.


"My notes would nice to have. But there will be more."

Her mind was on fire. Felt like she didn't need the book at all. But she opened it. Began to read.


He sat among her scraps of paper. Began to read.

Originally coined by Martin Fowler in the early 2000s, the "Strangler Pattern" is a software pattern that can be applied in situations where a legacy system has become difficult to maintain, but still provides important business value. It may be too risky or expensive (in terms of time or money or both) to rewrite and replace the system wholesale. Instead, following the strangler pattern involves building around the existing system, gradually supplanting it, usurping its features with newly-writt



Our story weaved in out of several towns and many years: 

so many layers


We did not follow a straight path of meet, join, disperse

it was/ is  more of a series of lines that converged then diverged 


In twenty years,  forty ?   

I am sure we will meet again


maybe just a chance meeting at a long closed suburban mall 

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