Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Unemployed, Uninsured, Unrooted Perspective

It changes you. It all changes you. Priorities come in and out of focus. And they feel right. People are more important than things. Family is more important than friends. But friends-- friends are a close second. And faith is important. Whether your beliefs are a crock and death is merely a pop while the lights go dark forever, faith is important. It gets you through, spackling the cracks that even the perfect family and collection of friends could not fill.

I want to live forever. But I am not afraid to die. Being unemployed—with no major attachments—is the source of new confidence.