Conversation at work with an old man
Him: How old do you think I am?
Me: I don’t know… 25?
Him: (laughs) I’m ninety eight
Me: WOW, well then you’re doing pretty good!
Him: Yup, my wife and I have been married for sixty-nine years.
Me: … how old do you think I am?
Him: (stares me up and down) Twenties?
Me: Yup I’m 21.
Him: So you’re not married hmm?
Me: Heck no. I call that ‘The Trap’
Him: (laughs delightedly)
so decided to take a 2 AM trip to Detroit Lakes with my friend… but ten minutes out of Fargo he says, “hey have you ever been to Buffalo State Park?” and I was thinking the stars would be amazing so I begged him to take me there instead.
And I was right, the stars were phenomenal to the point where I could not stop smiling. The weather was perfect. No wind, very few mosquitoes, and warm enough with the blanket I brought. Glad I didn’t just go to bed like I had intended.
“In fact, I am aware of the fake entities in my life.
I know that I can clear
them if I wanted to in a moment …
But all this hollowness needs my sincerity.”