How little it takes to turn the tide of someone’s day

I go to the pharmacy

Richard Twist
Human Parts
Published in
3 min readNov 10, 2023

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Earlier today I was in a dark place. A very dark place, maybe the darkest. Now I’m taking the trash out.

Arshile Gorky — Portrait of a Girl, 1927 (Public domain; {{PD-US-expired}})

I’ve just gotten back from the pharmacy. I am mentally ill. I won’t say what. It’s not really relevant.

I sat in my car, waiting in line, glancing in the rearview to see if my eyes…

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Richard Twist
Human Parts

Personhood, from every angle I can pry from the world.