Bowerbird #23: Bestial Electrocutive Forgiveness
We like to have an influence. We survive by laughing. Ferdinand Cheval and Louis of Bavaria built the castles that they wanted to build, in accordance with a new human condition. They look like fields of stars. We want to share what we have. The impact of humanity on the environment is not determined solely by how many of us are around, but by how much stuff we use and how much room we take up. If you can make your way into a country you’re fighting and destroy the food source, you no longer have an enemy. Where do you think they’ve gone and where do you think they’re going?
The bad news, of course, is that all this creativity comes with a cost. It’s slow, metabolically expensive, and — as far as we can tell — unnecessary for intelligence. Yet somehow it keeps on floating. You experience a huge number of things every day, but you choose to tell your friends about only a fraction of them, because most of what you do isn’t worth mentioning. And if that feels like spin, well, that’s because it is. From now on, if you do not appreciate their tone, you can call them out.