Life Isn’t That Serious, Revisited

Content note: this piece makes mention of domestic violence and death. I want to revisit the concept of life not being that serious. I wrote this piece shortly after something serious happened in my life that brought up a lot of trauma and pain. I spent several long nights alone in the dark with thisContinue reading “Life Isn’t That Serious, Revisited”

Life is Absurd

Life isn’t that serious. Sure, it has its moments, but mainly, life is absurd. I am at my healthiest when I can recognize the absurdity. I am at my healthiest when I can laugh at my life. It’s when I get too serious that I get stuck. If there’s one quality I could never liveContinue reading “Life is Absurd”

The Vaccine

Content note: this piece is about the COVID-19 pandemic. I walk up to the hospital. There’s a line with a sign that says “COVID VACCINES”. I get in it. A woman lines up behind me and starts coughing. I inch forward. A nurse hands me a medical mask. “You can take off your mask andContinue reading “The Vaccine”

50 Ways to Avoid Writing

People always ask me, “Sage, how is it that you have so skillfully refined the art of avoiding writing?” I tell them there is no one simple answer, no quick fix. There’s a lot of little answers, a whole variety of distractions that make up the whole. You have to practice, do a little everyContinue reading “50 Ways to Avoid Writing”