There’s No Easy Way to Quit Smoking

But today I celebrate five years without a cigarette

Van Gogh, Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette. 1886

I considered having a cigarette. To celebrate quitting. Like the vegetarian I know who eats bacon or steak or bacon-wrapped steak or some kind of decadent meat every year on the day he became a vegetarian. It makes an inverse kind of anniversary sense.

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