Wednesday, July 05, 2006



Whatever each of us may be looking for, we tend to pursue our desires through images: symbols of the ideas we desire. We buy leather jackets when we want rebellion and danger. We purchase fast cars not for the sake of driving fast, but to recapture our lost youth. When we want world revolution, we buy political pamphlets and bumper tickets.

Somehow we assume that having all the right accesories will get us the perfect lives. And when we construct our lives, we often do it according to an image, a pattern that has been laid out for us in terms of being for example a hippie, businessman, housewife or punk.

Will the construction make you happy?

Are you really what you appear to be? If not does it really matter?

Is punk a businessman and businessman a punk when we strip our constructed images?