The (Incomplete & Relative) Almanac to Life
Insanity: To do the same thing over again, expecting different results.
Shame: To be insane.
Therapy: To displace blame onto people, things and events out of your control.
Alcohol: To be present without present responsibility.
Cocaine: To summon enthusiasm for life.
Mothers: To slip through fingers and fall apart in hands.
Fathers: To say, “I’m proud,” too late.
Brothers: To teach you everything they didn’t.
Sisters: To love and hate equally.
Friends: To feel less alone.
Teachers: To see hidden thoughts.
Cousins: Life doesn’t end at 30.
First love: To show we are built like them, to love and love back.
Affairs: Answers we fear.
Marriage: To settle.
Divorce: To settle.
Love: To break and put back together.
Pets: To repel the ghosts at home.
Plants: To give little but give often.
The Sky: To feel small and lucky.
The Ocean: To feel afraid and lucky.
Music: Voices of our insides.
Words: Brains and hearts and hands.
Taste: Danger and Likes.
Smell: To remember.
Sight: To get everything wrong.
Death: To make this worthwhile.
Life: To be questioned.
Old: Functionally extinct.
Wrong: To get stuck on the other side.
Right: To be wrong