"No, I suppose you're right... Correct. As usual."
"My reputation precedes me."
"As with us all."
"I was actually, once, myself, in a very similar situation."
"This is becoming less believable you know."
"That is just time. So, creatively speaking, I mean. It was similar, creatively."
"Yes, the components of the aforementioned sequence were there, to a degree, but the moments between them were somewhat different, but with little change to the overall meaning and moral lesson received by all present. Maybe it was the in-between moments that were the same and those core points of reference that were different. Altered."
"Hmm. I'm sorry. I can see I'm troubling you. Troubling in the sense that you are finding it difficult to relate my description of the events to any tangible history, historical moment, event, real past, outside of now. Now, that's it isn't it?"
"I was there you know. Don't think that I don't know to which previously present time you are referring. With all it's implied meaning. The subtext. The inherent criticism you are challenging, assaulting my character with, with every breath."
"So, there is something ticking over in there."
"Well, isn't this darling."
"This isn't anything as far as I'm concerned."
"Oh, but you really should be. Concerned, about it being something. About us being something. You and me. Us. Us."
"Us... When you put it like that."
"Do you believe in reincarnation?"
"I believe in recycling."
"Well I suppose we have a few things going for us. Us; you and me."
"You know, one moment to the next."
"Creatively, of course."
"Threads of referred, signified meaning, and all that."
"With all the precision of a full stop."
"The finality of it all. Oh, really it is quite dreadful when you think about it."
"In those terms, yes."
"So, we don't really have a lot going for us,"
"you and me,"
"Not in those terms."