i came here looking for wisdom in strange places
I was at an opening at The Cooper Square Hotel last month and ended up having a conversation on a bench with a middle-aged guy who had some kind of UK accent. I was wanting to go to this bar down the street to visit a bartender I really liked at the time but instead I stayed on the bench with the guy, who was smoking a cigarette. It was a great Lower East Side night; the streetlights glowing and everything. He said that sanity comes from knowing that you are breathing in every moment; just being aware of your breaths no matter where you are.
The conversation quickly became a conversation that I’ve had a million times, mostly with men, but he said one more thing that stuck out sharply to me.
He gave me a tip that he said will triple my value as a writer. He said it was vital that I do this thing.
I think I’m gonna try it. Expect some changes coming to mjwriting in the next few weeks.