Lesson learned:
Be patient.

to breathe,

to inhale and
exhale slowly,

several times and
do so with


Always good
to add

a prayer
or two

and remember
to say thanks

for the
extra help.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.