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the world at your door

"i think that there are moments where you can see the world turning from what it is into what it will be. for me, the new york world's fair is such a moment. it is a compass rose pointing in all directions, toward imaginary future and real past, false future and immutable present, a world of tomorrow contained in the lost american yesterday."

- john crowley, from the film the world of tomorrow

(yes, that john crowley, not one of the many other john crowleys)

a film i need to watch, soon.


we went to the new york world's fair, saw what the past had been like, according to the ford motor car company and walt disney, saw what the future would be like, according to general motors. and i asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep."

- kurt vonnegut, jr., slaughterhouse-five

i was searching online for a unique item (or rather kind of item) i'd like to purchase, and lo and behold, one of the sellers' brick and mortar locations, i discover, is literally right around the corner from me. i think you might think i'm using literally as an intensifier, so:

google walking directions:

1. head southeast on *** st toward *** st.

436 ft

2 . turn left onto *** ave

destination will be on the left

89 ft

pinch me.

(realise that with a guy my size it might take a while, just to
try to figure out what all this is for
try to figure out what all this is for
try to see the world beyond your front door
try to figure out what all this is for)


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