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And maybe he wondered, as I do, why his mother fled the paparazzi. Why lead them on a high-speed chase ending in death? What's so horrible about having your picture taken? Did she believe the camera would steal her soul? Was she an animist? Did she worship trees? Did she believe in a sentient spirit in each object? Was she haunted by dancing umbrellas? Did she have a fear of the demonic powers of elderly cats? Did she believe that, if the sun shines when it's raining, magic foxes are getting married?

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the lowly high-born class, destined to be mocked by all the other animals, and sympathizes with the working class paparazzi, just trying to earn a living and stay afloat like the rest of us petunias, Bollywood actresses and ant experts while the capitalist tide raises all boat-owners.

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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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