…x months later is the future. You wore the backless dress out one time and got lots of compliments. You still like buying scented candles. (Just not the one called Lake House. And that’s okay. Some things you lose for good.)
The rape joke is that of course there was blood, which in human beings is so close to the surface.
…’s a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day workplace. Music has a strange temporal permanence; as art decorates space, so does music decorate time.