My Mazamet

Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

Exhausting existentialism

The girls arrive next week. That’s excellent because their company does me a world of good. They don’t indulge angst- tortured by insomnia- pondering Dorothy Parker’s narrow house. Have I mentioned I found the narrow house? It’s hilarious. One door and one window. It’s on the same street as building II. I’m listening to Mexican music tonight; of the early 20th century variety. On Spotify, it’s free. Archbishop Canizares celebrated mass for General Franco yesterday. Shameless. I’m exhausted. My mind has been going off on its own- doing its own thing. Without my permission. I killed weeds today with my new flamethrower. Everyone I know unanimously agreed I shouldn’t have a flamethrower, but I got one anyway. I enjoyed using it. And no one died or was hurt today, so there. There.

17 comments on “Exhausting existentialism

  1. Hariod Brawn
    July 18, 2016

    Bloody funny. But remember – don’t drink and throw flames at the same time.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sirius Bizinus
    July 19, 2016

    Flamethrowers are fucking awesome. And nobody can tell you otherwise, because you have one. They’re just jealous. In fact, I’m jealous, because a flamethrower is the best thing I didn’t realize I needed until now. You have to kill the weeds with fire. It’s the only way.

    And existentialism sucks. I try not to contemplate anything I can’t spell after 10 drinks. It’s a good rule to have. Gravity, danger, and fire are all fair game. Existentialism, Zoroastrianism, and Les Miserables are not.

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  3. Godless Cranium
    July 19, 2016

    A freaking flamethrower! You’re a badass just for having one.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. acflory
    July 19, 2016

    Oh! No pictures? Tsk tsk…


  5. karenjane
    July 19, 2016

    I want a flamethrower….the school field at the bottom of our garden has horrid brambles which weedkiller didn’t quite kill, & sycamore saplings. I could have fun destroying them.
    (husband has said a very firm NO. He is a spoilsport).

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