everything is everything is everything by Manuel Arturo Abreu
Manuel wonders if God misses him. God misses everybody. Ever since God went up to the heavens life has been hard. Without God’s favorite creation God has little to do. For the past several hundred years God’s been busy catching up on NCIS marathon, eating junk food, sleeping in and generally wondering what the point of all existence is. He’s disgusted with what is happening in the world. He rues the free will bestowed on his favorite creation. At least his favorite creation made some relatively interesting forms of entertainment. Though God fails to understand why MAD TV needs repeats. Guess that’s Satan’s doing.
Premature birth is Manuel’s life. This is exciting. When babies are born pre-mature that means they make a lot of goofy remarks and farting noises with their armpits. Babies are big into being babies. Growing up is hard. Babies cry because they know they need to grow up. Yet babies enjoy being waited on hand and foot. As babies defecate in their diapers and watch their parents wipe their butts they think ‘Yep this is the life. I’m a stupid baby.’ Babies lack social media skills. Rather each baby is assigned a number of adults ready and willing to document their every move online, tagging photos, tweeting, tumblring, etc.
Ghosts live boring lives. They are dead. Hence their lives are over. When one speaks to a ghost they realize how transparent they are. Every ghost lacks a specific personally. All ghosts want to do is to emulate Casper the friendly ghost. Most ghosts end up scaring the living. It is a sad world ghosts live in, a world where they are only spectators. On the internet everyone is a ghost. Sure occasionally things happen on the internet but more things happen in real life, at least for now. Give it time and life will move online forever.
Dreams have to end. Getting what has been longed after is difficult. That’s when the dream dies and the reality begins. People put up with a lot of dream teasing. The subconscious enjoys messing with people’s minds since they are a part of the problem. Here Manuel watches them tweet about their Netflix suggestions. Many tweet about the weirdness of their lives. In fact Netflix suggestions know more about people than they know about themselves. It is a strange life. Humanity likes technology more than humanity likes humanity. The distance makes it feel worth it.
How it ends is with the experience of 21 years of life. This is difficult. Practicing these emotions takes time. Understanding the emotions takes even longer. No one knows how they should react. They just do. Crying during ‘Terminator 2’ is a dramatic thing. Will he be back? Will Manuel return? Only time can tell. And time’s not saying a word.