XXVIII. On Commercials

If we could package sample phrases

into easily digestible chunks for the common man,

we could have a fortune!

“Do not fear time –

you alone will not grow old

you alone will live forever!”

“Do not fear death –

you alone will not know its touch

you alone will live forever!”

“Do not fear God –

Do not fear yourself –

Do not fear heights or spiders or rain.

you have conquered them!”

“Post this on your refrigerator

next to your daughter’s report card:

Refrain 1: Life is infallible!

Refrain 2: Love is infallible!”

Do not leave the world empty handed.

Take all you can steal.

I am worried no one loves me.

“I love you.”