It would be easier if I just told the truth, he said, but I wasn’t there for a lot of it
How hard is it to make stuff up? she said. Not hard at all, I said. The real trick is knowing to stop before you get confused.
Do you make all this stuff up on your own? she said & I said I had a lot of people working for me day & night & most of them didn’t know it & I’m sure she was impressed until she figured out what I meant later on.
Anybody can make up past lives, she said. The real trick is to make up future lives & not forget you did it.
I used to be pretty clear on what was real & what I made up, but with everything going on in the world, none of that seems to matter, so I just decided to talk less & smile to myself more, so as not to add to the general confusion
My grandpa used to tell us about a man who had 3 heads who lived in his town & he was always in the kitchen frying something or other & even though it smelled like chicken it was really the bones of children. He was awake every time I saw him, my grandpa said, even … [Read More]
He tried hard to tell the truth but it wasn’t always that obvious, so usually he just said the first thing that came to mind.
I used to believe my father about everything but then I had children myself & now I see how much stuff you make up just to keep yourself from going crazy.