"A little water clears us of this deed...”
John knew this could not be true - everything was a mess.
Not the tears. Consider the tears that his friend shed on parting. Doubly damning. Despite his promises John knew that it really was a last goodbye. They couldn't meet again.
In the event he didn't go and shower immediately.
"All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand."
So, last night, in a different bedroom, I had this dream. I had fallen in love with someone else, who loved me dearly. Xfe had moved out, a temporary thing, but equally permanent. All the company did was to reinforce my loneliness, absence of Xfe.
But, my resolve was made. I would plead for Xfe to come home.
And as he is coming home on Wednesday, so too in my dream was he coming home. So, I had to say goodbye to my fresh lover, who was not Xfe. He was in tears. I was not. I knew that, as sad as I felt, a greater good was to happen.
Leaving him lost, empty, alone.