I never submit to control. There’s always someone trying to make sure you answer to somebody, anybody, so they can feel better about you. But, like Bartleby, I prefer not to. It inspires some people to scorn or machination, but it makes me very happy. I would love that on my tombstone: “He answered to no one and nothing – even Death is not his master.”

— Asher's Maxim 272

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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