Deep Thoughts

As I grow older, people assume I also grow wiser. They see me sitting in silence, evidently in deep contemplation, sifting through a lifetime’s worth of experiences, gathering the nuggets for posterity. What I’m probably thinking is, did I put on my underwear this morning?”

Jonathan Odell is the author of three novels, The View from Delphi (Macadam Cage 2004) The Healing, (Random House 2012) Miss Hazel (Maiden Lane Press 2015). His essays, short stories, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, Commonweal, Publishers Weekly, etc. He lives in Minneapolis with his husband. JonathanOdell.com

See more of his work in 11.2 and 11.2

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