So A got very serious and sort of excited that way that he gets when he is about to pounce some news on me.
"I think I know what I want to do as a career."
Oh yeah? Tell me!
"I want to be a war photographer."
Oh. Oh wow.
Of course, I remembered that A admires Robert Capa's work, as we had been to the Robert Capa exhibit at the International Center of Photography. So this was on me, really.
In reality, I wanted to tell A, UH-UH OH NO YOU AIN'T I AM NOT GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF MY YEARS LOSING SLEEP OVER YOUR NEW CAREER, MKAY?
No. I didn't say that.
I talked to my colleague who works down the hall from me who is responsible for this photo.
"No way. He shouldn't do it. It's not what it used to be."
Okay, coming from the guy who took that photo, I took his feedback to heart. But then, I wondered, was my colleague talking about war, or war photojournalism?
I am hoping A will figure out he is a great guitar player and consider being a musician for his career.
A also interviewed for a China trip (with financial aid) -- I am hoping he gets some sort of acceptance. If he doesn't get it, he'll likely attend the summer CUNY math and science program which is free, or take another photography course and do math and science home-study.
In other news, A won the lottery for a single room at school for next year. No evil roommate surprises, thank you very much.
His play is being showcased next weekend. Can you say Max Fischer?