Monday, June 29, 2020

re-entering nature

A couple of nights back, my son returned from work to find a skunk in the driveway. A skunk in the driveway and rabbits sitting still as salt on nearby lawns and lawns going untended ... and bit by bit, it feels as if nature were reclaiming the land.

Still as salt.

The U.S. unemployment rate hovers around something like 15%.

An old clip on TV showed one of the giants of industry addressing the advent of advertising with the observation that "advertising is the art of getting people to buy what they don't need."

The world is filled with stuff that people don't need but somehow must have...'you know, the back-scratcher that will simultaneously scratch your balls or other hidden itch-factories.'

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm.... Rabbits as “Still as Salt"? Strange image. Stillness — truly, an impossible state for any sentient being. Salt — Whether on meat, soup or sidewalk, salt invariably melts and seems to disappear.

    Regarding Advertising and its devoted disciple, Politics, the famous adage applies:

    "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
    - Likely first stated (in French) by Jacques Abbadie in 1684.

    A fair question might be "What makes us gullible, or skeptical at any point in time?"