Saturday, August 6, 2016

Two Trends

There’s a wave of minimalism in Japan,
a man with three shirts and under 100 belongings,
not including his daughter. He used to think about
what he didn’t have, he says, but now
he is happy. There’s a study of neuroticism
published recently that tries to explain
why unhappy people seem so damn creative.
It says imagination is the root of fear. I think
I could be happy with three shirts and a daughter
and no imagination.
Like the man in that movie, Pi,
sitting lobotomized under the trees.