Wake up when you have to.

Take as much air you need.

Examine trivial details, the bubbled foam on a just-used but not-yet-rinsed toothbrush.

Forget nonevents before they happen.

See that building you’ve been seeing every day, every day.

Make decisions that require no action.

Tolerate what is both intolerable and not changing anytime soon.

Suspect that even as you endure it, a person in the distant future is trying to conceive of life in this era—and failing.

Don’t always adjust.

– excerpted from
Until Further Notice: Non-Negotiable Instructions
, by Miles Klee..

Marching Boys, Brooklyn, 1943
© Arthur Leipzig