Individual: So what do you do?
Me: I’m a philosopher. I put lives in order.
Institution: So what do you do?
Me: I’m a philosopher. I bring lives to order.
Him: So where are you from?
Me: The Midwest.
Him: And why’d you move?
Me: I set out to make life work.
Her: So where’d you go to school?
Me: In the gardens.
Her: With whom did you study?
Me: With the hydrangeas and the camellias.