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Thursday, April 24, 2014

It’s Shopping Time!

Posted by Raul on May 3, 2011


It can be an empty fridge; it can be just being bored; or maybe tiredness of finding the same clothing in the closet; the thing is…it’s shopping time!

When I was a child, one of the games we had was to make a small hole in a box (like a shoe box) and from a set distance trying to get little crystal marbles in the box by giving them a little impulse, just enough to get them rolling to, and inside the box through the little hole.

Now, when remembering those times, I feel I was playing “Publicity Expert”

Like a superior being, watching from above, finding a way to make those little marbles roll to, and enter the store to shop.

But the rolls have inverted…now I am the marble slowly rolling to, and inside the box. How the hell did they do that?

I suppose to be the superior being with amazing capabilities, controlling the game of my life? How did I become the tool they use, to make me do whatever they want?

Practice makes perfect, or at least better. I got good enough at getting those little marbles inside the box. Now I am the marble being good enough at getting inside the store!


A society of marbles, slowly rolling by the gentle impulse given by…

Is there anybody out there?

Is there anybody controlling this thing?

Are we, small marbles, being gently pushed? Or are we just “suggested”, so we fall. Like inclining the surface on which the marbles stand, and letting them roll on their own to their happy demise.

Like a crystal marble that prides itself in its shiny composition, yet is externally controlled by unknown forces, denying with it its own power to float in space, magnificent, unmovable, amazing.

When I was a child I used to play getting little crystal marbles through a small hole in a box. Little I knew I was witnessing society from the eyes of a publicity expert in the world of adult life.


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