"As for me: The Lessons I learned from Blind Joe Death made me a kinder person. But only for a little while. My father died; my mother died; my wife died: After each death, I became a more decent person. But it never lasted. After a while, I'd forget how close death really is, how vulnerable we all are, how short a time we have to breathe the air and stand in the light. How foolish it is, under these circumstances, to treat people cruelly or callously, or inattentively. I keep trying to remind myself. An excerpt from Leviticus by Michael Lesy Killing The BuddhaMy sin has always been inattentiveness. To everyone in my life, you deserve, require, and should receive more from me. I, on occasion, make a commitment to do more and be more for the people in my life. These are lessons I easily forget. It's June so, of course, I'm fuckin' up. And now I'm here trying to remind myself.