Stare by Andrew Duncan Worthington
human brain is a big bundle of nerves. When you look at a picture of your brain
your brain goes ‘Oh sweet brain’. Brains flirt with other brains. Our body
parts are part of flirting. Yet the brain gets turned on too easily. Good thing
this does not happen in a library. Libraries are where the bored go to
concentrate. For the most part I avoid the places. All those books left unread
makes me sad. I want to go into a library and read all the books. People
usually use libraries for Wi-Fi more than any other reason. Andrew uses his
brain to actually read. That explains his frustration with the businessman in
the library. In libraries businessmen check their Blackberries because they
always need to check their Blackberries. Often I wonder if the only criterion
to being a businessman is to check a Blackberry.
outside one’s mind can be tough. Why else do we even have technology? It keeps
us focused yet unfocused. Every piece of technology helps us communicate yet
helps us avoid self-reflection. Only with work can we can these Word Documents
to convey actual thoughts and meaning. No wonder Andrew wants to destroy all
Microsoft software. Apple would still exist. Or maybe it too would be doomed.
We’d write on pieces of paper using our hands. That sounds insane to me. Glad
we have technology. Hope someday our technology will match us emotionally and
help us through particularly troubled times in our life. Empathy is the final
frontier of technology.
Mouse used to be huge. What happened to them? Relevancy is too fleeting, like
so many fleeting foxes. Hope my interests stay relevant. Is there a subculture
dedicated to understanding old Modest Mouse songs and how can I join? He goes to
a movie theater without 3-D. This must be a terrible theater. Everything is in
3-D. Think that’s the newest craze: experiencing real life without actually living
there. Wonder what kind of escapism movies offer if you can’t interact with it
but just passively sit there. To me that is a waste of time. I want to spend my
time knowing and meeting new people. Any idiot can blankly stare at a glowing
screen. It takes someday special to interact with that screen. That’s what the
internet is for.
Andrew ends it on a sad note. There he is on his bed. Most of the bed is free
in case anybody wants to join him. According to him that’s unlikely. I doubt it
though. Beds are perfect places to greet guests if you’re a sloth. Sloths are
highly sleepy creatures.
the head of ‘Please Keep This Bag Away From Children’ is the feel-good chapbook
of the year.