Poor Philo. It’s not easy, cleaning up someone else’s mess. Especially when you have to do it without them. It looks like he might’ve bounced back, though. We’ll see.
This had better be good, Edison. She’s not cruel, so she probably isn’t doing this willy-nilly. She just has terrbile judgement, sometimes. Philo looks happy though. He’ll probably weather the Lighthouse storm.
He’s faced worse things than a phone call, that’s for sure.
And he does look happy in his “Dad” chef hat, doesn’t he?
Sorry, Edison, Philo has moved on. He is not waiting no more, not with his “Brown Sugar’. Edison has had her chance.
And she’s moved on as well. She’s got Larry, and Stephanie, and Robespierre in her life.
I’ve found it interesting to compare their lives. Philo seems to have the happy suburban lifestyle down, while Edison is…well, we’ve seen how crazy her life is.
Hi, True, if Edison had not run into Larry that night, she would be dead by now, with an incomplete wall size clown painting in her room. Although, with Stephanie, Edison might now outlive everyone. . . .well maybe not Eleanor.
Poor fella. He seems like a genuinely nice person who just ended up put in a bad situation by somebody who has serious issues herself. I doubt they will reconcile fully–they clearly both have somebody else in their lives now–but hopefully he’s moved on enough to forgive her.
Hey, foolish optimism is right sometimes, okay?!
Rarely, but that’s no reason to stop hoping.
These two will never be reconciled like Edison and Dilbert were. It’s a different set of circumstances. But we can hope. We’ll at least see how they get along with this conversation.
I’m suddenly wondering if Dilbert told Philo about mom’s visit to his new college – or even the earlier phone call. But it’s really clear now why “it can’t be like it was.”
Did Philo divorce her in absentia? Abandonment is definitely grounds for it.
Dilbert definitely did not tell Philo about the phone calls or meeting his mom.
And divorce in absentia? We might just see about that.
This is the start of something real.
I agree with Hjels, Edison isn’t cruel, she’s damaged and sometimes damaged people hurt others becaue they don’t understand their own damage. (It’s kinda like an injured animal trying to bite someone who is trying to help them.)
I think that at this point it’s going to be good for both Philo and Edison as somehow this is a closure for both of them. Highly possible that someone (if not both) will be hurt, but hurt heals and don’t always leave massive scars. Sometimes the scars are just there to remind us that we survive.
Charlie once again storytelling.
Thank you, Mike.
No, Edison isn’t cruel. You’re exactly right. She’s damaged. Addiction will cause normally decent people to do terrible, hurtful things. Even to those they love.
I really have to tell you how great your comments are. I thought that, when I did this page, most people would be angry at Edison. After all, she has caused a lot of damage to Philo and Dilbert. But you were all adult, patient, and very understanding. You really are the best.
This is why I wrote about your story-telling abilities, Charlie. There’s nothing in this page that’s funny at all, but it is so emotionally powerful, so compelling, that people will want to find out what happens next.
It is very similar to how you handled her meeting with Dilbert–raw emotion and tragic consequences. There are no winners here–only survivors.
Eat your heart out Ernest Hemingway. This is writing.
Oh, Delta-v, I don’t know what to say. Thank you.
I’m just trying to tell their stories in the best way I can. I’m glad you’re liking it.
I will say that I have some really cool stuff coming up on Monday. I can say no more.
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