August 31, 2009

i am a girl and you are a boy and we are not in love

What a novel idea.

Sometimes I think photography as an art is only because humans are constantly trying to pull a fast one on the universal concept of time. Freeze frame on reality. And sometimes a manipulated reality at that. A hyperreality.
After forgoing almost an entire week without my watch, having left it elsewhere (I have worn a watch every single day since I was probably 11 years old), I've surmised that the only purpose of time (the universal concept of it anyway) is to keep nagging me about how late I am. And how there isn't a whole lot of it to go around. Tick tock.

I am also beginning to believe that the universal concept of boys and girls is to remind me how much we are not in love. Everywhere I go there are boys and girl not in love. I know that I am one of them and yet I feel undercover and clandestine. What is this? Unsavory.

Sometimes when I see boys and girls together I feel like asking, "Excuse me, are you in love?" but to be honest I don't really care for the answer. Yes/No question are more boring. I'd like nothing more than to take a vacation from Yes/No questions.

I think hyperreality explains exactly why boys and girls are in love. I think Romance is hyperreality, just like Disney World and Las Vegas is hyperreality. They are all things that make you go "What the fuck is going on right now I don't know but I think it's a good thing and I like it, kind of." Never mind that they all end up taking your money and probably a bit of your soul.

Sometimes New York City is also hyperreality. Those times I try to stay indoors.


DJ Berndt said...

All is full of love. I think it's great how you and Adam Coates blog about love.

I like your blog.

adam said...

if you think romance is hyperreality will you be able to fall in love?

or is it part of the whole 'faith' aspect of love, that you need to have doubt and be risking yourself in order to make it have value.

i tried to argue that romance is not hyperreality but i couldn't, so i guess i kinda agree with you.

HolyshitiLoveyou said...


Me + Romance = INNER CONFLICT.

(Me + Romance) x Love = Existential Crisis/ Sexy Affairs.

adam said...

Existential Crisis/ Sexy Affairs is awesome

Buz said...

I try to live my life in hyperreality. It's better than hi-fi, and a lot less blurry than hi-def. Jury's still out on whether or not it beats blu-ray. That being said I'm one of those boys not in love. That rabbit a couple posts back wouldn't give me his number, so now I feel jilted.

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