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"I think you should leave" is the funniest shit I've seen in a long time. It's been a while since I cry-laughed trying to catch my breath

A new game my dogs invented: "take turns digging a hole until the other dog chases you off. Repeat until all paws involved are extremely muddy then sneak back in the house before your nice dad notices and has to spend the morning cleaning all surfaces."

Hey y'all: We need some more toots around here on the local TL is just gonna be me doing quote threads of Italo Calvino

Thus, when traveling in the territory of Ersilia, you come upon the ruins of the abandoned cities, without the walls which do not last, without the bones of the dead which the wind rolls away: spiderwebs of intricate relationships seeking a form.

They rebuild Ersilia elsewhere. They weave a similar pattern of strings which they would like to be more complex and at the same time more regular than the other. Then they abandon it and take themselves and their houses still farther away.

From a mountainside, camping with their household goods, Ersilia’s refugees look at the labyrinth of taut strings and poles that rise in the plain. That is the city of Ersilia still, and they are nothing.

In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city’s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses, white or black or gray or black-and-white according to whether they mark a relationship of blood, of trade, authority, agency. When the strings become so numerous that you can no longer pass among them, the inhabitants leave: the houses are dismantled; only the strings and their supports remain.

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