Approaching home from an unusual angle, I came across a spot that triggered memories of some very useful advice I received, decades ago.

An elder used to give me regular lifts in her car, to a shared destination. I spoke to her about some of my dreams.

One of the dreams was to combine being an artist with getting involved in politics. The elder was quick to advise me to stay away from the world’s oldest profession (apart from prostitution, of course).

She explained to me about the inherent amorality of politics, and I understood what she said, on a superficial level.

Decades later, I can reflect about that moment and see that she was correct. I will always be grateful for the sound advice she gave me.

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