Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He has a coffee. He prepares a bagel. He sweeps some leaves. He helps with some stop motion animation. He takes some photographs. He buys some food. He eats some cashew nuts. He has a nap. He reads some of The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross and wonders what the possible future where this and the bible are the only two books that is evidence of Christianity and wonders what the alien translators will make of us and how they will use these books to interpret what we did and who we were. Then he remembers all the Memorials because it is memorial day weekend and he is sure that that is what he is supposed to do. Then he has a nap and then he reads about the history of Islam and then he reads about the history of ancient Egypt and wonders why everyone finds that more interesting than the history of Modern Egypt and why everyone feels the same thing about Modern Greece and then he wonders why he said everyone when he knows it is not everyone but more accurate to say popular culture whatever that means and whoever decides that and wonders when he will be invited to the committee that decides these things. Then he has a cookout and the talk is civilised and everyone acts like a family and there is no shouting and there is no arguing and there is just happiness and then he goes home and he cleans his sheets except the washing machine doesn’t rinse them fully so they are a thick wet mess that he has to heave to the dryer and he knows that it will take hours now and he will probably not get to sleep but he finally gets to sleep but not after watching many episodes of the new Arrested Development on his Netflix account.

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