It seemed to me that there was nothing new to be discovered ever again. Our society was utterly, ruinously derivative […]. We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time. We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyed, underwhelmed. Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building. Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting. I can’t recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn’t immediately reference to a movie or TV show. A fucking commercial. You know the awful singsong of the blasé: Seeeen it. I’ve literally seen it all, and the worst thing […] is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can’t anymore. I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud of the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.
It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless automat of characters.
For the first time since 2011, tonight Matti Pohjola and I will play in the open doubles net final of the IFPA World Footbag Championship tournament. If you are not in Copenhagen to cheer for us in Nørrebrohallen, tune in at 6 pm (Danish time) for live coverage of the event at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worlds2015!
Love, love, love only me
all of our days from now on /
Dance only with me
till all our sweet music is gone