The world is comprised of broken people only – that is the whole of the world. If you start to believe otherwise, you are only forgetting your own brokenness.
She wears purple rainboots and purple yoga pants to lose an argument with her child about the toy he wants.
From under her matching purple straw hat, a “no” turns into a “maybe next time” into a “we’ll come back tomorrow” into an “okay, I’ll go get my wallet, but this is the very last time.”
She doesn’t even try to argue when he demands a pizza, which she orders on a phone in a purple protective case.
She tells him they’ll go pick it up in twenty minutes, but he’s hungry now, right now, so she buys him a chocolate bar while they wait, buys herself one too, in a purple wrapper.
Adam A. Donaldson interviewed me about Vocamus Press and the Book Bash Festival for his Guelph Politicast podcast. Have a listen.