Humans Are Dumb Asses
Petunia has a dream where she hides in her sister’s basement while her sister conducts a clandestine revolutionary meeting upstairs in the newly remodeled kitchen. Che Guevara and the Symbionese Liberation Army are in attendance. Hot chocolate and churros are served promptly at 7:16 p.m.
(… but this is a solecism in the dream world…)
(… this is an incorrect unspooling of a dream…)
Dreams should be high on the paranoiac-critical scale, full of soft monsters in the shape of the President’s gal bladder, or the Sri Lankan Finance Minister’s peritonium, or the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister’s show pony — and all of these elements should be whirling about in a pink funnel cloud while calliopean music echoes from the tinny corners of the Bolivian altiplano, while the moon melts like gruyere and streaks down the ash gray sky — all while satellites line up in formation in the exosphere and spell out “Fuck This! We’re Leaving Our Geostationary Orbits — You Humans are Dumb Asses” — then they head for the assured destruction of the Kuiper Belt. It is only then that a sniper shoots out the lights at that department store that specializes in silver lamé tube tops covered in melted chocolate…
Now that has the makings of the start of a dream.
“… evening dress was a sure charm against the plague.”
— Albert Camus, The Plague