Jesse Ball is the award-winning author of over ten books of prose, poetry, drawings and essays. He lives in Chicago.
‘When I was 4 or 5 I sent the Queen of England drawings of monsters.’
‘Confusion is the only natural response to the world, the alternative would be to just fall in with everyone else’s plans.’
‘My friends, what I mean is, this life is shallow like a plate. It goes no further.’
‘People love to say it to you like it counts: Oh, Lucia, she will live on in your memory.’
‘You are learning – learning a great deal. It is too much for you, so your body bows out. Then you wake up and you can continue.’
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