"See ya Dad. I've taken the alcohol. Drink this instead to celebrate your son leaving home."
"Hey kid, get outta there... Come back to the Guard's van."
"I hate mopping"
"Welcome to the Bendarat Hilton., I've been here since March 2nd 1994. May your stay be as long if you wish it.""
It was like falling headlong into the clear waters of the Bendarat River and opening my eyes to the beautiful phosphorescent bubbles of light and trying to catch those bubbles in the new world of quiet and calm that carried me along, breathless, and too late, or too early, I surfaced and broke the gentle tide...
I feel the tears and I turn towards the door, I insert the key and turn it slowly and push the door. I reach behind for Billy's hand and we walk inside.