My Couch


Dear Ezra and Lian,

Interviewer: “Where is the most dangerous place you have ever been?”

Caleb Bislow: “My couch.”

I hope if people (especially you two) learn anything from my stories; I hope you learn that I have wasted too much of my life on a couch. Far worse to waste this life than to lose this life. In front of a screen lies the battlefield for my soul. I regret the days I’ve wasted there. Please don’t waste your whole life in that same place.

I have no regrets having had hand, automatic or tank guns pointed at me. It hardly bothers me to have the rich laugh at me for helping their poor neighbours, but nothing mocks me like my own foolish choices while sitting on a couch. I’ve been on IV and antibiotics too many times. Flesh-eating disease made me beg God for death; but it is over now. The time I’ve wasted makes me sick. I have to live with that for the rest of my life. Yes, I agree, the couch is the most dangerous place I’ve ever been.