Fumbling Towards Eternity Over a Bag of Jelly Beans

A handful of change and an embarrassing moment

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When I was a kid, one of the markers of senescence, along with white hair and hard candy, was a change purse. We saw it as an object ancient and unnecessary, snickering at the idea as we jingled the coins in the pockets of our Levis.

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Patrick Metzger

Patrick Metzger

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***