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The twittering and the dread.


It’s so ironic and strange to me that every morning begins with birds announcing the dawn, accompanied by a feeling of dread. It’s such a funny contrast to me, the pretty bird song and the hopeless, dying heart. The night recedes as the day trickles in, and I wake up to nature’s bucolic musical optimism meeting my own deep pessimism. And fear. Let’s not forget the fear. Pessimism is just an amateur activity if unaccompanied by dread.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wakes up to the familiar mix of birdsong and existential terror, and thinks about his friends in Puerto Rico ditching their governor, and his friends protecting their community from ICE, and his leg that stopped working suddenly, and why else it's so hard to get going these days.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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