NIRVANA WRIT SMALL - By Steven Germain


What people did not know about Chester was
that he had a kind of affliction.
It may have developed in-utero or maybe it came even earlier
or maybe it was in his DNA through the generations.
or maybe he learned it over time.
You see Chester knew early on
and understood in his marrow
a logic: that on a bad day
oblivion might be preferable to the alternative;
he accepted that 99% of life is something he had no control over,
none whatsoever.
As someone once said, "life is an accumulation of flukes"
so rather than living life like a big spender on a run
Chester lived small
because to him small was not only meaningful
- it was sacred.
Chester knew that any other approach would have eaten him alive.
And even though his life was getting smaller and smaller
his heart was getting bigger and bigger
and that was good enough for Chester.

- Written by: Steven Germain

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