Friday, May 15, 2009

Choose Nothing...

If you leave an answer blank on a fill-in-the-blank test, I say it should be right, since nothingness is always an available option that obliterates all thingness - it is always correct. We choose not to summon nothing since getting back from it can be a bit of a chore. But deep down you know it's there.

If you're looking for a wonderful short read on the role of non-existence in our lives, try The Mustache by Emmanuel Carrere. They made a movie in France about it a couple years back, and it's ok, but the short story will chew you to your existential bone-zos, bone-zos, bone-zos. I said, the movie's ok, it's a little bourgeois, but the book will chill you to your core.

(End of this post sung to the tune of The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, just because...)


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