Thursday, August 11, 2005
"Love is Bastard"
One of the things about geocaching is the things you see. Besides taking you to places you'd not normally go, it makes you look for, and at, things you'd normally not look at. This enigmatic, and rather sad piece of graffiti was spotted the other day near a cache. There's a story here, but it's confused - one senses that there's more than one writer at work, that someone is deeply in love (or thinks they're deeply in love), and someone else is deeply unhappy about that. There are layers of story - starting from the middle, someone else has added the comments above and below, over-writing (underwriting?) adding and commenting on the previous author's work.
The bitterness in the last line is what caught my attention.