The Petco clerk tells me she’s like a cockroach.
“I’ve see everything, honey. This ain’t gonna kill me.”
She wears a pair of one-size-too-big jeans cinched at the waist by a thick brown leather belt. Her hair is styled like Justin Bieber’s circa 2012. Her laugh is loud like shattered glass.
“And if it does, I’ve got news for you. We’re all gonna go sometime.”
For some reason, her bravado makes me feel better.
Mr. Rogers said in times of crisis to look for the helpers.
I say look for the helpers.
Also, look for the butches.
I walk to my car with necessary supplies: cat food, litter and some words about not being afraid.
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What words of wisdom are getting you through these tough times? Please share.