Script (real person)

21. No longer a student, I became
a ‘real person’,
as he called it. I made
quiet art in the small
spaces between work and what
passed for relationships.
I thought, I’m an artist,
but I was a well-dressed
middle-class professional. I made

money, spent it, married
a ‘real person’,
had two children,
real as children. I wore
the home-parent jeans and t-shirt,
parented, decorated, gardened,
became active in what
passed for community.

It was in the

42. echo 'unknown error'; exit 1
Where did these
chains come from?

In Unix shell script programming languages,
exit 1  means ‘stop and report that an error occurred’.