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19 June 2013

Daily Ambivalence - turning a page

Turning a page can be a metaphor for momentous decisions you sometimes make in life.

It can also be what happens when you come to the word at the bottom right of an open book. Unless you're Japanese.

I don't like the phrase "turning a page" because both uses connote a change of some sort.

When I was 10 years old my favorite television program was Gilligan's Island. But then it went off the air. That is change.

And really, if the fates wanted to rectify this injustice lost in the fabric of time it would be impossible. Gilligan, Skipper, Thurston, and Lovey all have passed on to the other side.

Too many farm girls going bad.
Not enough to go around. Here is a man
who died of a broken heart.
You don't even have to stoop to listing tombstones. Change wormed itself well inside the dynamic of the poor castaways long before any of them discarded their mortal coil. Remember in the 90s when Gilligan got busted for marijuana possession and then it came out that Mary Ann was his supplier? It's sad when farm girls go bad.

That's change.

Does change sound good to you? Of course it doesn't.

Turning a page . . . eh.