3 Sep

is  thin, flimsy, and flammable.

But paper is powerful; it runs the world because we give it meaning.

Laws, contracts, constitutions.
Literature, Bibles, Korans, Love letters.

Paper allows us to take ideas and ink them out into something tangible.
A sign of civilization and intellectual development beyond cutting and smashing.

And that is why

paper beats rock.


2 Responses to “Paper”

  1. Jen Brown October 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm #


  2. katwalk65 December 10, 2009 at 1:16 am #

    The interesting thing is how paper reacts to water–which is why I suppose water is not allowed as a category in junk-en-po (phonetical spelling is all I know), otherwise known as ‘rock, paper, scissors.’

    Paper covers things, can make them pretty, holds our history (although rock did this a long time ago in cave paintings of stick men with spears after woolly mammoths), and is the most important element we have (again, other than water) because it buys everything we need to live in this world we have constructed like a giant house of cards.

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