Empty Days

Sunday, February 15, 2004



Take 5

There are people so terminally fucked-up nothing can be done for or about them. An optimist view has it that no soul is ever lost while it's alive. Sure - it's alive, that's the only thing that is not lost, all the rest is screwed forever.

Lord knows I detest those endless hollywood movies with impossible happy-endings. And this trash is supposed to raise your spirits and faith in humanity. Take a look around - that's not what you gonna see, you poor trusting sods. The Disneyland mock-ups we are raised on are gonna back-fire one fine day. Or not - depending on how your luck will have it.

There is an invisible wall separating those who are still living their Disneyland dream, and those others - not sure how to call them. Fuck-ups. Victims of the shattered house-of-cards. Violent rebuke of the industrial society. A collection of odd destinies. Exceptions. Scandalous sights.

Basically - the hell with them. That's the law of the world and it won't change no matter how many charities and sugar-smiles you gonna muster to stave off these monstruous demonstrations of natural futility.

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Sometimes events take a bad turn and suddenly you're the helpless actor of some overwhelmingly lethal drama. How extremely amusing. How very instructive. What can you do? "Learn from past mistakes" perhaps?

Instructions in case of a suicide-bomber blowing himself up next to you on the bus: don't panick, you're dead already.

Or: you develop schizophrenia and all your pretty little life goes to pieces. Poor baby - why were you even born?

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To be continued.





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