it's hard to quell a rumor. it gets going and takes on a life of its own and before you know it, the damn thing's taken a seat upon the throne of popular belief.
i've mentioned my husband. i've mentioned that he's not actually my husband. i've mentioned that i've mentioned that he's not actually my husband and that i'm single and living in chicago and that the man popularly believed to be my husband is living in memphis and a good 40-50 years older. i've mentioned all of these things repeatedly. for years.
and then there it was. in an email. "godspeed to you and james."