“His whole life is dusty.”

Friend commenting on a life trajectory that somehow just doesn’t move consistently upward.

Tried to find a related clip, instead came across review of a biography of Dusty Springfield, where the parental lives seem a sideways match:

Her father was ‘overweight, bespectacled and balding,’ a tax adviser who refused to sit the accountancy exams because ‘he really wanted to be a concert pianist’. He also never did any gardening, as ‘there could be snakes hiding in the undergrowth’. Meantime, Dusty’s mother was continuously drunk and sat all day in cinemas.

Lives where…

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