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Tree of Life


Pointing to the tree behind him, Tony calls it the tree of life. He walks around it, reading the inscriptions and describing the fates of each of his friends - "T, that's me, I'm still here. Sideways was killed by a drunk driver who come up on this here curb and run him over, "Tony laments. It's not clear if the name Sideways was the result of the accident, or for the nefarious acts Tony described him committing. As for the others, one guy was in prison for murder, another died of a heart attack, another died of AIDS, one guy just left to Utah, Tony thought. After a while, Tony teared up, saying that " it was actually a sad tree. There's been so much blood on this corner - you can't see it because the rain has washed it all away."


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