It’s a listicle. No, just a list. What with various goings on around here and the heat, my brain has shut down. I hope for a reboot in September. But meanwhile, here’s my list of Things I Really Don’t Care About. Continue reading
A few months ago I read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The book’s premise is that a deadly flu sweeps the world, killing most of the population. The few people who survive must adapt to a new world without modern essentials like electricity, refrigeration, gasoline, antibiotics, computers, and so on. The book follows different characters as they react to a world they never expected to live in, and their stories intertwine in beautiful ways.
I find with a really good book like Station Eleven the scenes, characters, and ideas rattle around in my head long after I’ve finished it. I found myself thinking about what I would miss if I lived in the world of the book. Obviously I would miss my computer, my car, the Internet, modern medicine, etc. But what about the non-obvious, non-essential stuff of 21st century civilization? Here’s my list of unnecessary, trivial things that I would miss in the event of a global flu-pocalypse:
What random things would you miss at the end of the world?
Lists are fun things to keep in your art journal, especially when you’re trying to get a journal entry done quickly. You could include personal lists like favorite songs, favorite books, etc. or even your to-do list– assuming you don’t keep your list on your arm.