Someone sent me this comic the other day.
Kafkaesque – a nightmarish situation which most people can somehow relate to, although strongly surreal.
Get it – I no longer have to pretend I know what Kafkaesque means while actually in a Kafkaesque situation. Double hilarious.
While actually being Kafkaesque. Triple hilarious
I dare you not to grin.
All kidding aside, though, Kafka wasn’t a particularly humorous guy.
“The first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.”
Hmmm . . . not much to smile about there.
On the other hand,
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
That thought simply must free us to believe, passionately, with all that we are. We build the road as we go (Mondragon Cooperative), the next chapter of our lives is not yet written.
Fantastic, Francis. Kafka is one of my faves! 😀
I hear you. Definitely couldn’t miss a fun Friday post about Kafka.
Thank goodness that chapter is not yet written!
May we both go on to write many, many more wonderful life chapters 🙂
loved this post Francis. Made me smile and was a bit like looking in a mirror! I suppose I am tad kafkaesque! Keep it up.
Thanks, Gill. Oh for those surreal moments that haunt our lives – what would we do without them.
Growing up in Florida from the 50’s onwards was wonderful. Before Disney, Orlando was a quiet town filled with friendly people and surrounded by orange groves. In hight school during a rare cold spell it was common for students to miss school due to burning smudge pots all night in an attempt to save the groves. I really must add your books to my read list.
Hi and thanks for stopping by. I’m thinking that your comment goes with P.C. Zick’s guest post on writing Florida Fiction, though it appears on the Kafka post. Or maybe this is just a Kafkaesque situation 🙂 Anyway, do read Zick’s work. She really does love Florida. Your comment about the cold and the smudge pots reminded me of being in the interior region of BC when the huge turbines with their blades turned to face the ground slowly whirl around pushing warm air down onto the fruit trees and grapes when an unexpected frost is in the air.
I love the cartoon. Brilliant.
It is pretty well-done – right?
Yeah. It’s pretty clever. 🙂