#selfie

#selfie

A sad thing happened on the way to work today

I walked out of the parking garage, not fully aware of my surroundings, and thinking about how I was late again. I swung open the door and it hit a passerby in the face. Before I could even finish saying the word “sorry,” I realized it was actor/director Sylvester Stallone. I have no idea what he was doing in New Haven (visiting family?), but I caught him off guard and he fell to the ground and his leg bent sideways and went *CRACK*. He was laying flat on his back and whimpering and muttering to the sky. I said I was so sorry and is there anything I can do. He motioned toward my Diet Coke as if he wanted a sip. I bent down, removed the cap, and filled it with a small amount. I carefully poured cap full after cap full of soda into his mouth. He was dehydrated and his leg didn’t look good. The bone was exposed and squirrels and crows were surrounding him and nipping at the wound. I looked in Sylvester’s eyes as they glazed into white pools of nothingness. He was dead. I stepped back and the animals began to devour what was left of his corpse. I was late for work, but I felt like the honorable thing to do would be to say a short prayer. I asked God to have mercy on his soul and to forgive me for my carelessness. When I arrived at work, I was too distraught to finish the rest of my bagel, so I gave it to my coworker Janice.

- Alan Dugan

- Alan Dugan

Drum set is coming along.

Drum set is coming along.

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via jamesadomian)

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"When life gives you kimchi, make kimchi dumplings." - Jim Morrison

"When life gives you kimchi, make kimchi dumplings." - Jim Morrison