Beanery Online Literary Magazine

August 18, 2008

ON THE EVE OF 27

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
ON THE EVE OF 27
Philip Letizia

Disappointment in your life is hard to manage and extremely distracting. Disappointment in the lives of others, though, your friends, has begun to sting a little more. Maybe it’s moving on in life. Moving up in the world. More responsibility, more at risk.

Relationships coming and going—some stepping out wondering and hoping, others are cautious and practical. There’s more money to spend, but there’s fewer to spend it on.

Looking into the TV late at night, you flip through your mind’s Rolodex of feelings, but you can’t see or feel someone else’s end of the day.

I’ve spent most of the last week trying to sort in my own mind what it means to decide. The process we all go through to make our way in life.

We’re all in the labyrinth, the maze turning from clear and free, to cloudy and restricted. This is the time they tell you (more…)