Even though I have vanquished them, they refuse to acknowledge their defeat. And yet, we must move on.
A quick story, then: We went to see "A Scanner Darkly" (recommended) at a very upscale Beverly Hills mall last night. The Food Court was haunted by a twee seraiph with a guitar and a beat box, who was singing classic AOR (album-oriented rock) of the 60's and 70's.
He sang the song with which I'm about to end this once and for all. Then, he started playing the intro to another while saying: "And now, ladies and gentleman, here's one of the finest songs Lindsay Buckingham ever wrote."
My point? This was God's way of anointing me the victor. We now resume our regularly scheduled programming.