Saturday, May 31, 2014

As a continuation from Wednesday’s post, I shall post the description I gave my friend Monday night.

In a vast desert, I see a box. It’s a gun-steel blue cube measuring one cubic foot. I can pick it up, but right now it’s on the ground. It’s reflective, but there are etchings all over it, like the scroll work on a cigarette case. The corners are capped with additional steel, but it’s still rather pointy. There is no apparent was to open the box.

Off to the right of the box, there’s a single-sided, wooden ladder with about six rungs. It is leaning up against a cactus. It’s rather faded and old, merely being composed of dowel rods and wood.

In the background is an American Quarter Horse. It has a brown saddle and bridle, with a dark brown mane. It’s very odd in this picture, and doesn’t look like it belongs there.


6 thoughts on “Saturday, May 31, 2014

  1. By the rules of the game, what does this say about you?

  2. kerbey says:

    Hmm. It’s a giant flash cube from the 80s, used for a camera. If it’s reflective, you can see your reflection, but if it’s etched, you’re not getting an accurate image. Or maybe the image really is etched, like knife carvings on a tree, full of scars it can’t shake off. If it’s steel and pointy, then that’s all hard edges, no softness to it. And if there’s no way to get inside, then it’s not vulnerable. It’s the opposite of the kind of couch you want to fall into.

    • I don’t get the sense it’s a flash cube. There’s no suggestion of plastic or a light bulb. The scroll work is along the lines of this:

      I don’t consider myself a “soft” person, especially having to weather a lot of challenges on my own. Vulnerable, I think, would be more “influence” as in “not easily influenced by others.” Falling into me, in a figurative sense, probably isn’t the wisest thing to do.

      • kerbey says:

        That kind of scrollwork requires a skilled craftsman with years of experience and know-how. No kid off the street, green thing could do the likes of that. Do you appreciate the labor more or the beauty?

      • I think in this case is has something to do with the appreciation of the labor which begets the appreciable art. Without hard, skilled work much art does not exist.

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