||[Aug. 8th, 2002|03:44 pm]
I've been WEEDING AN ASPHALT PARKING LOT.|
I know, into every life some weeding of parking lots must fall. It's good exercise I suppose -- bending over and yanking weeds, and then standing up gave me a headrush every time. I guess my blood pressure can't be too high eh..
When you do something that utterly mindless, it's easy for your mind to detach and go off
into the ozone. I started thinking about the economy and ecology of being a weedy parking lot. Or rather, of being a weed, versus,whatever else. Because really -- people are a lot like weeds. They get hatched out without being asked whether they're ready or want to be hatched, often into pretty precarious cirumstances. Sometimes they thrive, and sometimes they wither, but for the most part if you leave them alone they'll survive.
What about the human economy by analogy? Well, it seems like things are pretty paved over in America. There's a whole capitalist economy that is like a paved parking lot -- it's artificial, put there by main force where a load of people got along without it for a long time, and it displaces people. But like the parking lot at our old store building, it is subject to neglect, and in the cracks, things spring up.
I'm feeling more like a weed lately,being unemployed, scrambling to pay bills,etc --which reminds me I need to do some more of that when I'm done here. I guess since at this point no one really wants me in the paying corporate economy I'mgoing to have to find a crack no other weed has exploited yet...