It will be short.

When I was on tour – the year-long one – it started to feel like a tour of duty at a certain point. As the end of our contract drew nearer, one of the actors began saying, “I’m getting short.” It’s apparently a military term for nearing the end of an engagement. I don’t know how he knew that. He’d never been in the military and I think his dad was in the CIA – which is not the same. But maybe they use the same terminology? I should ask my friend who used to say that. I think we all began to say it at a certain point, as the end drew closer and we drove one another more and more crazy.
But then, of course, I mourned the loss when it was all over.


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