story time sunday — 12/15/13– night of the living…. walmart

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Stephanie Barbé Hammer @ Magically Real

Dear friends of the unreal —

My friend R and I were talking about zombies over the summer this past year.

“What’s with that whole obsession?”  I asked him. He said something about places in the world that were already unlivable, and so the zombie thing connected with that.

But I think it has more to do with what it’s like to be alive now.

A student in my class this fall said that she thought professors took students’ souls. That sounded like a zombie sort of activity, and the fact that she thought this haunts me.

But the fact is we seem to live in institutions and structures that are literally dehumanizing. We walk through them, get educated by them, and feel and perhaps are less human.

Like shopping at Walmart.

My husband and I were on a far away island and we had to buy alot of household…

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