International quote wall and horsemaning

My walls are naked.

I don’t like clutter and I don’t even want to consider thinking about being here long, but my walls shouldn’t suffer because I hate having stuff.

George Carlin puts it best.

“Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That’s all, a little place for my stuff. That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody’s got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that’s your stuff, that’ll be his stuff over there. That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you’re taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody’s got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn’t want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you’re saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That’s what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get . . . more stuff! Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore.”

So I decided I would pick a quote and stick it on my wall in a purposefully, trying-to-be-unique way.

But what quote is worthy of a wall? A whole wall. A wall I will look at everyday before I leave my temporary home and everyday when I get back?

Picking this quote would be an epic task. I would need reinforcements and opinions. Discussions needed to take place!

But to be frank, it was like flipping a coin. The instant it is in the air you know. I knew what quote merited a space on my wall. I knew what words I could have challenge me and stare me down regularly. But I was curious as to what everyone else would choose.

I hadn’t heard such unified confusion since people started horsemaning.

Most people assumed I was talking about my Facebook wall. Mostly the younger people I asked. It was a little shocking, a little sad and incredibly amazing that a household name so common and seemingly set in stone could change in a matter of years.

Wall isn’t just a three dimensional mass designed to keep you warm and dry. It has transformed into a place in space. Something that doesn’t provide as much significant aid in life as shelter and yet our brain bypasses the latter.

It’s fascinating. And so were the responses.

If human beings were immortal there would be no such thing as debauchery! /Jared

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.” – Sigmund Freud/Maritza

“The true man wants two things, danger & play. For that reason he wants woman- the most dangerous plaything.” Nietzche/Jenny

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”-Eleanor Roosevelt/Magali

“In there like swimwear.” Koke

“Can’t stop, won’t stop.” JJ

I haven’t started. But I will let you know when I finish the wall.

You do what you love and fuck the rest.

One response to “International quote wall and horsemaning”

  1. I hear you on hating stuff. In the past, it was a luxury to have tons of things. Now, it’s a luxury to have less. You also have little incentive to dress the place up if you’re thinking about moving!

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