Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sales Banter

"It's just sad," the woman says, referring to the butterflies Katie sells. "The way they're all dead."

"You know," I say, looking her in the eyes, "it's kind of like how, in paintings from the Enlightenment, they'd put skulls in their portraits. It helps you remember that we're all going to die, and not to waste a minute of your life."

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