#73 Coffee – ‘Papering Over The Cracks’


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So there you go, you blow up the balloon – I typically go for pink or blue – and then tie the knot. Once tied, you take the ripped up newspaper and apply it to the balloon with some PVA glue. Voilá! You have yourself a papier-mâché balloon. Or a great metaphor for how to get through a potentially stressful social engagement.

In the modern world we take a variety of drugs and remedies to make us feel better. Whether it is alcohol to make us enjoy what in a reality would be a terrible evening, sugar in the form of a birthday cake to prevent an inevitable existential crisis, or coffee to prop ourselves up enough to convince other humans we are in fact capable adults. We just love using drugs to hide what we really feel*.

They save us, and…

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