Down the street (more or less), Kevin and Lily are having coffee at a sidewalk table of a café. Kevin's reading the newspaper: "Okay, so here's what we're looking at: Three Stooges film festival. If you say yes, it's true love." Lily's not really listening. She's just holding her mug up near her face and staring ahead of her. Kevin continues: "A Yugoslavian film I can't pronounce about, uh, people wearing bad clothes and being hungry. It's a quiet masterpiece." See, that would get my vote. "Or a tractor pull. Tractor pull's always good. Laser tag " Lily suddenly says, "It makes me want to go back. What happened at the church." Kevin looks nervous: "You mean all the way? The full metal nun back?" Frink and I: "So not ever getting any from her." Lily said she's been thinking about why she left, which was because she wasn't sure: "I had questions, I was angry, I didn't completely understand what God was up to " Join the club, lady. I would argue that people who think they completely understand what God's up to have seriously misapprehended the nature of the entire matter. That's why they call it faith. She continues, "I was just a little confused, that's all. And so I threw away my whole vocation because I was a little confused." And your Mother Superior allowed that? I mean, from what I've read about convents and nuns, if you want to leave, you're usually given quite a lot of spiritual counselling and support in order to make sure it really is the right decision. I'd be pretty surprised if Lily just walked into the Mother Superior's office one day and said, "See ya, don't wanna be ya. Later, yo." Kevin asks, "That's the whole reason you left?" Lily admits that what she calls "the guy thing" had something to do with it: "I kept thinking about falling in love and how I would never get to do that. You're not really supposed to feel that way if you have a calling. So I thought maybe that I was hiding from life in here, and now that I'm out, I feel like I'm hiding from God." Hmm. Nicely expressed. Interesting that she speaks as if she's still in the convent: "In here." Kevin replies, "You're just stuck. Psychological quicksand. I was like that after the accident. I didn't want to live. I didn't want to die eventually one choice just comes into focus." Lily thinks about that and then smiles at Kevin. He waggles his head around, joking, "And you thought I was just handsome."
Joan of Arcadia
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Joan of Arcadia