Pushing aside the doorway’s purple shroud, the teenager entered the confessional. Then Jonah knelt, facing a translucent veil. It quivered; the panel opened. “Bless me Father for I have sinned…”
“Resist temptation. You must try, or you will be doing this when you are forty!”
At forty-one, he quit trying.
Matthew is encouraged by Charles Bukowski’s work and advice. According to Bukowski, “DON’T TRY” doesn’t mean to give up, but to let the things of life, as well as the Muse, come to you – to not chase after her!