So Very Common, So Very Sad

So Very Common, So Very Sad
Illustration by Alessandro Gottardo

My father made me promise him in front of both our wives not to sell the cache of guns I would inherit from him. He’d just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. “At least don’t sell them immediately,” he said. “They’re an investment.” He said one day, just maybe, I might regret not having an arsenal with which to defend myself. Then the waiter came to take our order.

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