Ant Farm...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



"Hey. Could we do that again? I know we haven't met, but I don't want to be an ant. You know? I mean, it's like we go through life with our antennas bouncing off one another, continously on ant autopilot, with nothing really human required of us. Stop. Go. Walk here. Drive there. All action basically for survival. All communication simply to keep this ant colony buzzing along in an efficient, polite manner. "Here's your change." "Paper or plastic?' "Credit or debit?" "You want ketchup with that?" I don't want a straw."

"I want real human moments. I want to see you. I want you to see me. I don't want to give that up. I don't want to be ant, you know?"

- Waking Life (2001)


3 comments:

shannon said...

I actually just recently watched that movie and really enjoyed some of their conversations along with the art... thanks for sharing and that picture... perfect!

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for. What appears to be a dream life may be difficult to live.

RACHEL...aka NOLIA said...

Mr./Mrs./Miss Anonymous...I actually agree with you, to a point. While I do wish for more (more being the operative word) real human moments, they do not need to be with everyone I meet or come across. They don't even need to be complicated, it could be something as simple as a smile or brief warm acknowledgement. Getting too lost in the daily grind may be just as difficult of a life to live. Everything in moderation, right? ;)

...and Thanks Shannon!