” The Great Sponge” / A Memorable Fancy #181

The great sponge must have appeared some time ago, but those who first saw it didn’t realize its significance, didn’t recognize its sponge-like qualities, its ability to absorb whatever it touched, to turn any surface into gleaming abiotic cleanliness.

In Central Asia, a small province once the home of camel-herders and jihadist training camps is now only a featureless plain.

Two American states have stopped responding to repeated calls.

The sponge continues its work.

Soon the world will be cleansed. Something can start over.

[When the great sponge has passed over, well then! no doubt I’ll not be there. – Jean Baudrillard]


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