Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. His smart phone tells him it is cold outside but it is not cold outside it is warm outside. Not so smart phone. He has a cup of tea and he goes back into work and his news fast finally ends and he is correctin in his assumption that it is like soap opera and that nothing has changed and it is just the same horrible things happening to the same people. A small girl was raped in India and she died from head trauma. The initial shock and horror at the factory collapse has given way to apathy and a deeper love for cheap clothing and desire to keep buying cheap clothing. A man talks about Chavez and his love of the poor and there is consternation in the editorial department because this does not accord with the Mainstream View of Chavez so his interview is ending on a rather downbeat not and the facts he presented are reconstituted as opinion and he is criticized afterwards for not being objective. This makes him sad. He eats a sandwich that he made from bread and meat and cheese and he has a coffee and he eats some candy and he feels himself getting fat and he feels that he is wasting his life and then he has some more candy and this makes him feel better. Then he makes some graphics and then he discovers that the Jamestown cannibal story is very popular today. It is clear that people are fascinated with cannibalism. He wonders why. Is there a secret desire to eat human flesh? He does not know. Maybe he has a secret desire to eat human flesh. He will not admit that to himself. He sleeps on the train on the way home. He sees a pretty girl but he pretends to ignore her because it would be rude to stare at a stranger because she is definitely a stranger and he will never see her again. He eats some fish for supper and then he spends the whole evening wrapped in a video game shooting robots to save the world. He feels tired and unhappy when he has finished. That is no way to spend the evening. He should be learning the piano or Spanish or writing more of his great novel. He eats a slice of pizza, brushes his teeth, listens to some electronic music, ponders and then sleeps.

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The Sleepcoat League

Armchair anthropologist, sometime scribe, freelance philosopher, amateur artist, part-time poet, musical maven, alliteration aficionado.

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