Bangers by Erin Taylor
Bodies rule the world. The world cannot compare. Animals and humans work in unison to try and cover as much as possible. With the flexible nature of nature it adapts according to the wishes of those happy living creatures. Earth loves the life, literally. No other planet possesses so many unique creatures, who for the most part live comfortably together. Distance separates these creatures but every year the size of the Earth appears to shrink, little by little. Now the only distance which remains is the one that separates people’s minds, people’s hearts. Once people begin to reduce that last bit of distance the world shall become a gentler, kinder place.
Bodies open up. It is what they do. To remain closed is not an option. People need connection. When a connection forms, the thought of losing that connection terrifies. Holding hands represents that connection for the public to see. Many hold mixed opinions regarding those public displays of affection. Eventually with enough love those displays wash over a person, which first represented bitterness but later transforms into happiness for others. Unlike so many emotions, empathy remains a learned trait where people spend a lot of time trying to learn it properly.
Bodies together burrow into each other. Love demands it. A connection between two people, a love connection, needs those displays to ensure they feel alive. Desire rules a person, they way they care for others defines who they are. With a body a person becomes so involved in the world. To live in one’s own mind prevents the participation in the greater community. Family also adds to this need to have to go out into the world. Deep in that family life, a person gets their first hint of the world at large and what that world has to offer.
Bodies possess danger. Humanity enjoys a fine dangerous situation every now and again. Recognition of the right situation means that a person knows exactly what they are in for, the moveable feast of their essence. Buying in bulk remains the way of the suburban world, for they have a lot of space left to sprawl in, because the suburbs never really end they simply begin over and over into the horizon. Air around a person varies in terms of temperature cold people have that cold air surrounding them. The bodies of the world hate absence they miss the ones they have grown so accustomed to.