tomer :: in this short story published in Playboy, celebrated writer Barry Hannah describes a life dedicated to a mission: getting wasted. as everything around him vanishes and everyone he loves eventually leaves, he looks back at what he lost and what is left. it's that sort of math people do at a certain age, but he is not apologetic about any of it... "I attached a nobility to my hard drinking. It brought more fools into focus and illuminated my friends into angels."
attempting to convey a moment of self reflection in what is a busy and social surroundings, the man in the center of the composition is staring at the bottom of an an empty whisky glass. "It is a good thing I did not know I’d hit bottom but I can now recall with clarity when it was."