OíBrien & My Car
I wonder how much John OíBrien is his lead
characters. Is he telling stories of what he would do in situations
or what he did do? He (like me) seems to have a big interest in his
life falling apart. He seems to fantasize about it. What would
happen if you pushed yourself to bottom? Would you just collapse
or would it finally turn things around? Would quitting my job &
leaving town help me? What would I take with me? Do I even
own anything with enough sentimental value for me to take? I donít
care about my books or records or guitars or clothes & thatís most
of what I own. I realize that other peopleís lives are filled with
important artifacts. I want to own something important to me.
I want something important of no monetary value. I think it would
be nice to have photographs that are personally valuable. I think
it would be great to have a car or sofa that was a reflection of who I
am. Maybe I do; cheap, non-descript, past its prime...
I hope John OíBrien didnít drive a Ford
Escort because I donít want to kill myself.