A Brief Reflection on Joy and Alacrity for the New Year

Photograph by Jose Padua
Every now and then I think
about the times I’ve been
a total snot with people.
Sometimes it’s because
I’m really very shy,
other times it’s because
I’m really an arrogant snot.
It’s that simple. And though
the only one who needs
to know this is me I’m
telling it to you anyway,
because I am a magnanimous
snot, full of joy and alacrity,
and I am happy to be
your friend.

-Jose Padua

Photograph by Jose Padua

One response to “A Brief Reflection on Joy and Alacrity for the New Year

  1. Viewed from the outside, the difference between arrogance and shyness is indistinguishable. Sometimes I wish a thought bubble would hover over my head that says “Not an asshole.”

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