Friday, June 3, 2011

The List of Lists

Ah yes, the list. Few items strike such polarizing fear and inspiration, providing a brief - but hugely informative - look into one's life, surroundings and eating habits. An everyday activity that carries with it the momentous check marks of accomplishment and the impossible failure of never actually completing all the tasks. It's an expression of our everyday, bringing cultural giants to eye-level with spelling mistakes (Picasso), groceries and alcoholism (Kline), all garnished with the sweet swirls of cut-and-paste OCD (Janice Lowry). And even more interesting might be the idea of making this little list of lists, which is so mind-bendingly meta that I may just have to go write down the reasons for doing so.