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Lent 19

Today was a shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiity day! It was a very hard day at work. I sell stuff. I didn’t sell enough today. I have a very hard time having “organic, brainstorming” conversations that are really about talking people into buying more stuff.

Then I had a long difficult conversation with my ex-wife. We disagree about a lot of stuff that I don’t need to air out here. But today she told me that our 9 year daughter who already takes Klonopin also startedĀ Prozac today. A rough conversation ensued.

But I am thankful today. I am thankful first and foremost for my children. And I am thankful for Imagine Dragons. In particular, I am thankful for their now 5 year old album, “Night Visions.” I put it on, on the way to school. The kids were singing along with every word and my daughter – my amazing daughter – was playing “drums” on her folder all the way to school.

That’s about it. Not every day brings with it 500+ words of profundity (or absurdity you choose). But each day does bring an opportunity to live for those I declare I’d be willing to die for. The former is the harder task. Definitely harder. But it is also, well… the one where I get to watch them grow and sing and play drums and air guitar and tell them each day how much I love them.


Wayne Bowerman is a writer, poet and spoken word artist hailing from Grand Rapids Michigan. His writing is evocative and challenging while also encouraging to anyone who is going through any sort of struggle. If you are in the Grand Rapids area, you can catch him around town at various open mic shows and every Thursday night at Mayan Buzz Cafe where he hosts All Access Open Mic from 8-10pm.

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