Every no is a yes in a no-colored dress
I learned early on that if you’re going to care, like, truly care about something, you really just can’t let other people in. You have to create a sanctuary inside yourself, where you keep a tiny person who is what you would be like if the world were a different place. It’s your job to keep that person safe, and the internet can ruin that. Maybe you know about the new thing, where the providers of a service rate the consumers of that service? If you want to become a person who is the Pope in your field, you can’t read those reviews.
Speak in dripping, positive tones about everything. Thank everyone. Ask for money if you need to in a way which appeals to the richest or most influential person in the room.
Does Billy know and does Billy know what it looks like? Do you know Billy? Do you know, Billy? If it’s only me and Billy in a room, does she care if she sees? Did you expect Billy to be a he? Is he a man? Can he dilate?
A midwestern noir of murder, marriage and aerobic fitness performed in front of a live audience.