Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner


Originally posted on August 8, 2015

What a word: I need to begin to divest myself of too much stuff. (My book collections are strong examples of too much stuff.) George Carlin, the late comedian, has a wonderful bit he does about “stuff.” I’m beginning to look at all my books that way—not much, but it’s a beginning. So did I suckle at their breast (the stuff’s) or did they suckle at my breast, or were we suckle mates? It really seemed that intimate, somehow, but we’ve just begun to grow apart. There’s the slightest whiff / taste of “turning” – when a foodstuff has reached the end of it’s being “good” and begins—just begins to begin—to turn bad. Major 92% voice: I want this stuff, I need this stuff, it’s all my stuff! MY stuff! Nyahahahaha! (Villainous cackle). Minor but just having reached a discernable level, 8%: What am I going to do with all this crap?!  (Er, stuff… er…. precious treasures???)

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