Stress, Insufficiency and Fear

December 16th, 2004 · No Comments · 2004 - 2012 Sketchbook, Writing


How hard is living in America? Am I really “stressed out?” If you’re like me, you hear that phrase (or one just like it) often. This seems a myth. Is paranoia a necessary symptom of capitalism? I love and respect our great country, however, there is respect and there are exaggerations. Is my hair safe? Is my neighborhood smooth? How many tons can my truck pull? I was thinking about the latter while passing a pick-up that made my pick-up feel a little insufficient today.

But I’ve never needed to pull anything.

Pick-ups, even small pick-ups are pure joy. Once you convert there is no turning back. Adding a lot of bumper-stickers, strong jumper cables, rope, a $2000 moving blanket and a straw hat behind the driver’s seat empowers anything. The $2000 moving blanket is a story for another time.

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