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December 08, 2016
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Artist seeks work

Soon, she will run out of the money she saved doing office and kitchen work at school. What has a liberal arts degree with honors given her? A grounding in Latin but no idea how to support herself as an artist. Did we think it would be different? No, we didn’t. We knew college would give her time to grow intellectually, develop socially, and sort out some of the big questions life poses. We did not expect workshops in how to get a retail job while gigging. That’s an education you get on the street. That’s when real life begins.

For now I try to encourage her to walk the dog and leave me alone to write. The nervous breakdown will have to wait.