don: why do they all have the word “love” in it?
unknown lady who’s not peggy: they asked for it.
don: it’s a big word.
not ginsberg or anyone else i recognize: i guess they heard it on the news.
don: what the hell is this?
not peggy: they’re newlyweds.
don: this couple doesn’t exist. anything matrimonial feels paleolithic.
don: let’s try to treat the word “love” as something substantial.
not peggy: i don’t think that’s possible in this context.
don: so then why are we contributing to the trivialization of the word? it doesn’t belong in the kitchen. “i love this.” “i love my oven.” “you know what i’d love? i’d love a hamburger.” we’re wearing it out. let’s leave it where we want it. we want that electric jolt to the body. we want Eros. it’s like a drug. it’s not domestic. what’s the difference between a husband knocking on a door and a sailor getting off a ship? about 10,000 volts.