Monday, March 05, 2007

spiral patterns are the new boring

i think what miss manners says about children applies to nature. if children are so creative, how come they all draw the same? if nature is so freaking beautiful and creative, why is it just the same old spiral pattern and business over and over? everything is a cycle with nature. repetitions? boring. sure there's the occasional disaster, but it's the same disaster–just dropped unexpectedly. is a moon turning black really more interesting than an episode of, say, 'everybody loves raymond'? not by much, if it is at all...

i can't remember the last time the moon made me giggle. even raymond accomplishes that.

it's illogical to think people who are bored with nature are sad. you people who feel guilty for 'forgetting' the eclipse or not being interested enough to bother? quit it. it's frankly weird to be impressed by nature beyond the age of, say, 4. it'd be like being perpetually held captive by the four episodes of Bromwell High that they keep cycling on teletoon around midnight. dudes, nature is not an artist. no, nature is just some xerox machine that doesn't quit.

thank your boring stars for radioactive waste shaking it up a bit by the riverfront. i can't imagine how dull this world would be without our meddlesome chemicals causing amusing, pathetic, or just downright silly variations to the tiresome genetic loop. or ear mouse!

oh, earmouse. i love you.

people + nature = fun.

why, just today claire surprised me with:
a) the most unusual sentence i've heard all day. ("i didn't tell you what i saw yesterday that astounded and amazed me...speaking of animal poop" )


b) another delightful way we alter our buh-buh-boring animal friends. ("i saw a woman walking a dog whom she had trained to carry its own poopoo bag".)

seriously nature: start surprising me and i'll re-consider my dark desire to get a hummer with a sticker on the back similar to non-smoking stickers, only with a dinosaur.


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