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On humility

“…Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.” Shelley, Ozymandias About Humility He got up at a meeting, fresh from 25 years in state prison for murdering a family of four while drunk, and said: “Before I went to prison, I prayed for patience. What I got in prison was lessons in patience.” He was on the AA circuit now, guest hosting meetings and bouncing around the state as a rough type of celebrity. His story hard and brittle, his punishment severe and all of it only slightly tinged with any sort of redemption. His was a cautionary tale for people trying to make gods out of lesser role models in order to justify and forgive their own failures as human beings. Patched patches of Bondo’d spittle like the rest of us. The family he killed were mangled and burned into charcoal in the wreck of their car outside the town of Lone Tree California. Life teaches you lessons at the level of