March 25, 2014 at 11:48AM
"Geez, how much is your life worth?" /via @austinkleon #readingToday

When people are asked to get out their wallets, you find out how much they really value what you do. My friend John T. Unger tells this terrific story from his days as a street poet. He would do a poetry reading and afterward some guy would come up to him and say, "Your poem changed my life, man!" And John would say, "Oh, thanks. Want to buy a book? It's five dollars." And the guy would take the book, hand it back to John, and say, "Nah, that's okay." To which John would respond, "Geez, how much is your life worth?"

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