question: why didn't you turn your work in? answer: being alive and having to function as a human being day after day is an exhausting and unsustainable exercise that i don't know if i can continue forever. answer: i get so depressed that i can't move, can't do anything but wallow in my own revolting, pathetic self-pity. answer: there are messages on my phone, friends trying to reach me, wanting to know how i am. the thought of replying to or looking at them fills me with dread. answer: i've been thinking about entropy and the eventual, inevitable end of the universe. one day, on a scale that none of us can even comprehend, everything will be nothing and time will be meaningless. human civilization, all of our monuments and cities and societies, will be gone, with no one and nothing left to remember them. every act of cruelty and of kindness, any anger or joy or sadness ever experienced will mean nothing when us and all of our everything will be returned to the dust from whence we came. it's more than me contemplating my own morality, it's me trying to come to terms with the futility of the human experience. sometimes i get so overwhelmed with this sort of inconsolable nihilism i can't sleep. answer: i'm scared and i'm tired. answer: sometimes answer: i wish answer: i was answer: anywhere answer: but answer: here. answer, spoken: i don't know. can i give it to you tommorow?