Q:Have you ever listened to the second movement of Pines of Rome? I had never realized there was a second movement because Fantasia skipped it and generally just the Appian Way bit gets played but hooo boy am I a fan
I have not, but I think I’ll have to do that now!
Q:Have you ever slept for so long that you were confused about what day it was when you woke up, and were mystified by the hours we spend completely unaware?
It’s been a while since I’ve woken up confused, but I am usually more amazed by the hours we spend unaware after I stay up all night doing homework.
Q:Have you ever bought a handmade thing, something unique and custom-made, and been disappointed in the imperfections, and then realized that almost nothing you touch on a daily basis is truly unique or handmade? That your toothpaste, your pants, your notebook, your fork, your car, your socks, your laptop, your razor, all came off assembly lines? That as we move forward through life we are walking past the results of thousands of intricate processes that all exist to make one tiny thing?
Yes, and I think it’s crazy that everyday, simple object today would have taken days or months to produce 100 years ago.
Q:Have you ever looked at the objects on your desk and wondered what their greatest fears are? Have you ever built a blanket fort so perfect you decided it was a better piece of furniture than the furniture you built it with? Have you ever made a sandwich out of things that should never be sandwiched? Have you ever secretly imagined the beef consumption of the United States for a given year all mooshed into one giant meatball and shot into the sun?
I never thought desktop objects could have fears. I have built a few mega-forts in my day, and they were certainly better than the furniture. Those sandwiches are usually a result of cleaning out the fridge. Secretly imagined? I didn’t know I could secretly imagine things… And that would be a ridiculous meatball.