Recent Studies Have Shown
The best place for a level road is often a flat mind.
You see, a very long time ago, loneliness wasn’t particularly needed. Now we rely
on it for many important social functions. It is hard work to haul breath up a hill.
In this same way, an unexpected visit to the inside of a weasel’s skull could become
a perky little sociological appendage.
Another interesting assimilation might include a frequently lost church.
Without these diversions, elimination could not continue.
You have probably been taught that we often need help from other people. Yet,
today, different means of communication are available to the lonely. In picture 1, for
example, which was unavailable until we decided to use modern printing methods, an
unidentified madman is flogging a dog. Picture 2 shows a woman turning away, which
can be very effective among the lonely. The man in picture 3 has removed his trousers.
Pictures 4 and 5 suggest the ways in which anger is available to the speechless. Picture 6
was stolen from a negligent politician. Its incriminations could be, but are, in this case,
not, anyone’s. In picture 7 a postal worker is throwing up in a bag. The girl in picture 8 is
wearing the trousers from picture 3. Picture 9 shows the last step in anger transmission.
The woman in picture 10 is suffering from this misunderstanding because she is no
Did you, as requested, make a list of your private needs? How does the government
understand substitute merchants and their exaggerations? In ordinary times, we can go to
the grocery store and buy a small package of cloves for ten or fifteen cents. But can we
truthfully say that this is the best method for satisfying misunderstood desires? And if a
visitor using a white cane arrives at a house on a flat road, can we assume he or she has
adequately suspended all mountainous thought?
Some travelers didn’t. And so gradually we achieved a highway of trade supervised
by men good enough for horses and wagons. It shows us in a fascinating way how people
look for still better emotions. Did you notice the storage tanks? How quickly might they
The innocent bystanders in picture 6 could make a fine list for swamping a chair.
This might emit a wet glow if stored long enough in poverty and might then be used to
make paraffin and asphalt. The big empty space they’re standing in is part of a salt
factory in Utah. The refineries in the distance once made religious relics and recycled
discarded vegetable matter. These indulgences can be separated from their communities
and used to generate passive solar witness filtration.
Now it’s true that we are lonely in different ways and many imaginative
deficiencies are represented by the example of a short, level man. We do not expect such
a man, for instance, to borrow a dollhouse for his homecoming. We do not expect his
lamp to burn whale oil simply because it is shaped like a fish. Remember, it is hard work
to haul breath up a hill.
And so the singularly implied offering serves several purposes without alienating
the religious community or isolating the level-minded. You can sit down and wait or you can exchange your state of mind for a basket of reinstated votive wheels. You may then
discover all by yourself a few surprising applications of passive transportation theory.
Still, sooner or later, it’s true, you’ll probably become attached. Then someone will
notice your intentions and the abandoned clothing by the side of the road will no longer
But with so much revealed, how can you expect things to stay that way?
Fiction. Modern Abstract Fables.
(First edition, hardcover with dustjacket, 524 pages, $36.50 USD.)
Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days draws from fairy tales, a condescending of a 1938 Social Studies reader for 6th grade, an 1890 handbook on marital compatibility, numerous annoying educational advancement studies, the myths and legends of third-world countries and minority peoples, pulp fiction, a history of carnival side shows, folktales, frequent conversations with Crows, Owls and a wide variety of underground inhabitants, insects and the people who collect them, Joseph Cornell, Günter Eich, Russell Edson, the French Surrealist poets, the Quay Brothers, letterpress printing, and the author’s inability to channel his imagination linearly.
Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.