I stopped at Barnes & Nobles today. I went to the magazine section first and grabbed my favorites, ADBUSTERS, HEDGEHOG, etc., and after spending about 30 minutes looking through the racks, I realized that we are in more trouble than we even imagined. Horrifying. Fighting and nightmares in everything I saw. I finally made myself walk away. I didn’t even buy the new ADBUSTERS, which I love. I was overwhelmed by the problems, by the devastation, by the hopelessness, on every page. So, I started to wander around.
I looked in all my favorite spots. Almost bought a French poetry book about love, by old, long dead, poets, but I put it back. I picked up a book by Bukowski, who hates women, and it opened to a page that proved that point to the max, so I put that back. I looked for books on Paris, but nothing new was on the shelves. The sociology section was a bust and I even walked through some sections I never look at.
I left empty handed and went to Whole Foods, where I bought a huge slice of chocolate Vegan cake, from THE CHICAGO DINER, and ate that. Sigh.
I think the world is on fire and if we don’t put the flames our fast, there won’t be anything thing left to kill each other for.