Had I known these few sweet months would eventually be remembered as “the time of my life,” I hope I would have paid better attention. But, as is often the case with me, I was unaware. It wasn’t until I was watching them scrape his body off the sidewalk, bathing the bloodstained concrete with buckets of soapy, lemon-scented water, that I realized I missed it all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some people slip from this world, some leap, and others are pushed. I believe, only in an effort to protect ourselves, we pretend it’s a long and arduous journey from here to there, but, in reality, it’s no more than a single step from this deafening light to that hushed darkness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Money ruins everything, but nothing more profoundly than art and people. It’s not immoral to have money or to be poor; the sin is in the losing or gaining of wealth. It’s an offense family and friends do not quickly forgive.