Life Coach Speaks To Small Boy
Here is what you do:
Get a freezer.
Learn where and how to hunt.
Fill your freezer with exotic meats.
Enroll in a culinary arts School
and master those arts.
Enroll in photography School
and learn to make beautiful pictures.
Cook one of your exotic meats—
it doesn’t matter which—
and display it on your best table
at the height of day.
Photograph the meat,
capturing its delciousness.
Repeat this process
until your refrigerator is empty
and your rolls of film are exhausted.
Go into your dark room and develop your film.
Display at least one photograph
on every wall in your house.
Now you are ready for guests;
now you can sleep in the knowledge
of what is beautiful, and wake
with the power to ignore the beautiful,
and to thrive.
Why I Don’t Write Much
The more you write
the more you understand your voice,
and the more you have forgotten:
you don’t have a voice.
I want to be able to hear,
if hearing ever becomes relevant,
something more pressing
than my own voice.
to the tired sniper
to the humming grave
Joe Wenderoth has numerous numerous publications. Numerous. He teaches at UC Davis, where police keep order with pepper spray. he is invisible.