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present notes!

 

Today I am inaugurating a section of brief notes in which I write about much of nothing.

The note in the shop window saying ” coffee mug cup 15 dollars”.

or-

Walking the streets in the rain. The pavement strewn with umbrellas dropped to the ground like so many magical items cast backwards by so many desperate folktale heroes and heroines- ” I have loved this umbrella and keep it close to me always…. but it is well spent sacrificed to hold up this rain… if I can only distract the weather for a moment and get away I will surely have no need of it beyond in my future life after I pass through these trials”.

or-

The billboard ad for a car (characteristically, I don’t know which one… but, also characteristically, I have an idea- Lexus-) that announces

Performance

has Progressed

-(we give you this shiny black car)

and I immediately (neatly?) invert so that-

Progress

has Performed

 

(not an unreasonable reversal- if a=b then b=a?)

Has progress performed?…. I don’t know….

But if the affirmation insists……

(it does insist)

 

Perhaps we should say (in the present progressive)-

Performance

Progresses

and

Progress

Performs

?

 

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