Jeffrey Morgan: How to Be a Spy
Never say you’re not a spy. The second tallest building, the middle ice cube—these are examples of good hiding. Raise children, wear flip flops. Let your children break your heart and scatter broken razor sharp bits here and there. Use your pet’s name as your personal security code. Have your identity stolen, lose everything. Believe the story of how stupid you were. Now you’re in the American economy like sugar in cake. Now you can talk to anyone. Talk to no one.
Take the elevator all the way up to the lounge with the view of the tallest building. At sunset when the mountains are fat orange soldiers feeling sorry for themselves, order drinks. Get drunk, but do not cry. Await further instruction.