Friday, March 15, 2013

Are You Angry ?

Are you angry? Punch a pillow. Was it satisfying? Not hardly. These days people are too angry for punching. What you might try is stabbing. Take an old pillow and lay it on the front lawn. Stab it with a big pointy knife. Again and again and again. Stab hard enough for the point of the knife to go into the ground. Stab until the pillow is gone and you are just stabbing the earth again and again, as if you want to kill it for continuing to spin, as if you are getting revenge for having to live on this planet day after day, alone.
-Miranda July, The Shared Patio
The Shared Patio by Miranda July is a hilarious short story. Who is Miranda July? Her name is like someone out of Second Life. I like the name of her anthology: No One Belongs Here More Than You. Of course, that depends on where here is. What if it's a mental institution?


  1. Ha. I've always loved Along Came Polly, now you get to love it too :)

  2. My favorite scene in that film is where the guy counts to 50. The main character in Choke by Palahniuk does something similar.