With your “discontent about the humdrum status quo of human life and our frail, terminal human bodies”

…read your Bible.

“all have the same breath, and humans have no advantage over the animals; for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.” (Ecclesiastes 3:19-20)

Or if you can only hear wisdom in a modern, amplified idiom:

“Dehydrate back into mineral. A lifelong walk to the same exact spot.”

“Someday you will die somehow and something’s gonna steal your carbon.”

The creatures within

October 9, 2011

Is it normal to have tiny bugs living in my laptop? They emerge whenever I open it and occasionally wander the screen and keys as if looking for the ESC button. I thought of training them to edit my work but more likely they spend their time in the bowels of the machine redacting files and moulding my manuscripts to sinister ends. Still, I can’t bring myself to have at them. Our ecology seems stable enough for now.

Outdoor office

August 10, 2011

One for The Museum of Vestigial Office Technology.