This issue’s Fo’ Sho & Tell contributor is Andrew Peterson from Portland, OR. All images/poetry are his. If you want more of Andrew, check out ndrwptrsn.tumblr.com, and if you’d like to contribute to future Fo’ Sho & Tell’s, with your art, poetry, joke, insight, photo, etc., please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the early worm
remember not to
its never too late
you are what you eat,
but I don’t remember
fragile human beings
How To Find Your Life’s Purpose
in my seemingly never-ending quest to find something that resembles a ‘life purpose’ i have exposed myself to a small, but informative, sliver of ‘life’ and some of the ways it can be lived. so far, my experience has been a mixed bag, largely dominated by disappointment and regret with sporadic moments of bliss and joy. nevertheless, i often feel like i don’t get it – mostly because, i think, that’s what everyone else seems to be feeling, or at least that’s what it feels like they are feeling. i’m getting older with every passing second and i fear that when i do, finally, figure out what my ‘purpose’ is i will have wasted a substantial part of my ‘life’ just trying to figure it out. maybe i’m already a failure.
in trying to make sense of this issue, which, i sense, is relatively – if not utterly – common, i have now, as in right this moment, turned to words – the ones you are reading – to, in as few as possible, share what i’ve learned: