The Machine & The Carnival

The American Sun

Submitted by WS

There’s something exciting about seeing old friends. The burning question of, “What have you been up to?!” always springs to mind. I really do truly want to know what this guy, who I used to smoke weed with in a grocery store parking lot is up to. How has he grown, what hobbies has he pursued, what perspective shifts have taken place, what religious revival may have happened? The possibilities are endless. The maturation of a human being is a beautiful thing. To go from a teenager rolling joints in a parking lot to a fully functional adult who presumably is no longer rolling joints in a parking lot is nothing short of a tectonic shift. Well, much to my disappointment, the answer is never that satisfying.

It’s the same answer I receive from men much older than me. It’s the same answer I receive from younger…

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