The Forever Soldier Continued Again

April 18th

“Have you always been a civilian?”   Asked the solider.

“As long as I can remember.”

“And How long is that?”

“I’m not quite sure.  But I know I have always lived in this city.”

“So why do you question me about my past If you don’t even know your own?”

“I just want to understand.”

“Understand what?”

“How is it possible?  How could you live so long and see so much but not age at all?”

“Maybe it is God.”

“You think it is God?”

“It must be.  How else could I be an immortal?”

“I don’t know.  I don’t know.  But why do you always follow the orders?”

“I’m a soldier.  That is what I do.”

“Been when you get an order from Leader … you never think about not obeying the order?”

“I never do.  What is there to think about?”

 

(END OF ENTRY, DJ ROBO BIScuit)

The Soldier Who Did Not Age

“How does it feel?”

“How does what feel?”

“How does it feel to never grow old?”

“Oh, I do not know.  I have only ever known what it feels like to be myself.”

“But you are still 32 years old.”

“Yes that is true.”

“After all of these years?”

“Yes, after all of these years.”

“But do you feel pain?”

“Of course I feel pain.  I am not Superman.  I am not indestructible.”

“Have you been hurt before?”

“I have.  I have been shot.  And I have been close to death many times.”

“Oh really?”

“Yes.  But I did not die. I was resilient.  And I slowly healed and came back to my full strength.”

“But how many years have you been alive?”

“I have lost count.  But you are not my first lover that is for sure.”

“But when were you born?”

“I was born a long time ago.  Back then our weapons were barbaric.  I was a knight.  I had a horse I rode in battle.  I wore armor and I had a sharp and deadly sword.”

-to be continued, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

The Age of Charlie Blossom – WORKING

Working by Studs Terkel 

People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

This is a book.  The book carries importance to a curious person.  Everyday people wake up and go to work.  There place of work, they have certain rules they have to follow and certain procedures they need to follow.  During the course of the 8-hour-work-day, people have to work but they are never asked how they feel about what they are doing.  Naturally, an individual person must comply with the rules and expectations of the company in order to maintain their employment.

One of the most interesting entries is “The Age of Charlie Blossom” about a guy named Charlie Blossom.

He rambles all over the place.  He discusses working and having the job but he also has desires for anarchy and he does not like that he has to work in general.

Here is a paragraph from the story:

“I’ve gotten myself on unemployment.  They were nice to me the first few times, then a woman told me to get a number.  I wanted to tell her, Fuck you.  I can wait outside your apartment and knock you over the head and steal your money.  Fuck your money.  It’s not your money in the first place.  It’s mine.  I worked for it.  And if you don’t give it to me, I don’t give a fuck, ’cause I’ll live anyway.  When I was younger and applied for a job and the guy wouldn’t give me a reason for not hiring me, I would say, “It’s okay.”  I wouldn’t yell at him, “You’re a racist pig.”  I’d think, Fine.  Mao Tse-tung will hire me to kill you.  Or I could be a bank robber. But that bitterness, I don’t like being bitter.  I’m a pacifist.”  -End of Paragraph, Charlie Blossom

 

If you enjoyed that, then I recommend Working by Studs Terkel.

Thank you,

DJ ROBO BISCUIT