1) I feel deeply embarassed by the fact that human kind does not get rid of that thing called weekend officially. Once there was the church, then there was disco and now it's some sort of dayjob routine that keeps the internet from making us all go 24/7 - and then who would care about 7 or 8 or 365? Objects in space circle around each other, but the clocks are digital and there a nanoseconds that change fates of nations - so they say. At the same time the weekly routine of a couple still goes like this. 5x Work. And after the evenings from Monday to Thursday were some sort of Cassandra prophecy for what may happen on Friday - not to think about Saturday and Sunday! - if one does not go out just to AVOID lots of things and words and gestures... ...money is spent, faces are laughed at, a good time is brought up until the whole scenery laughs back into the two faces, so one goes home and to bed. (If children are in there somewhere, they may have to take over the role of the public most of the time.) So then comes Saturday and something similar happens with the extra-tricky daytime playing a special part. And then Sunday, where everybody decides better to go back to their screens already or try some of that nature thing before that. But somehow this routine seems better and healthier than getting rid of that weekend cliché, that at least guarantees some hope for a change that will never come. Like religion, like disco. Like the web.
2) Notes I find on my mobile:
- Still Mary Douglas:
"Statusappelle und positionales Kontrollverhalten"
"Ein Pygmäe kann eben nicht ohne weiteres mit einem Prediger, einem Journalisten oder einem Dozenten gleichgesetzt werden."
- "In Essens nördlicher Innenstadt wirkt es oft so, als sei 'selbstständig' und 'kreativ' so etwas wie 'irre', 'behindert' oder 'asozial'. Dass so etwas in direkter Nachbarschaft zu ThyssenKrupp geschieht und auch noch KQ genannt wird, erscheint zumindest doppelbödig."
- "Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's good. Just because it's bad doesn't mean we have to make it popular. Just because it's unpopular doesn't mean it's good."
- "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."
- "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
- "Spliff: Déja Vu"
- "Deine Anpassung ist dein Freiheitsrahmen."
- "respect the reluctant people!"
- Dave Eggert, "The Circle":
"I'm not sick. I'm awesome!"
- "Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft der Herren auflösen!"
- "Wenn der Düsseldorfer nicht weiter weiß, greift er zu Marmor und Messing."
- "Ich habe dich im Traum verpasst"
- Theo wir fahren nach Lodz
3) Disintegration. Because one does not want to be someone who gives up on whatever or whoever, we often hold on less than half-heartedly to too many things and people. Even if not for real. Each mini dose of clicks and likes is a placebo as bad as an audience's applause for a song about a lost love. And then the moment when you enter the next stage to make this happen again. It's surely better if you (can) fake it.
(Pic used before.)