Drinking coffee with my mother

Sometime this morning I passed through the "everything is bullshit" phase of my life.

It took me by surprise I must say, happening so quickly and without ceremony, completely extinguishing a worldview that had served me so faithfully for so many years.

I sat for an hour or so in my big black chair, drinking coffee, wondering just how to proceed, what to make of the world now that everything in it had meaning.

 Photo of a protest march outside the G-20 meeting, Hamburg, Germany, as seen in The New York Times, July 8, 2017.

Photo of a protest march outside the G-20 meeting, Hamburg, Germany, as seen in The New York Times, July 8, 2017.