Happy Ending: The Vicarious Cycle

posted by / Happy Ending, Photos / February 21, 2014

HE140221-duncan-panama1000The vicarious cycle. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

It’s not fair. There’s a beach in Panama with gorgeous golden sand. Those golden grains create a perfect barrel in the bathtub-warm water and a soft bed on the beach. It’s mostly uncrowded and did we mention how cold the beer is? You could call it paradise and nobody would argue. It’s not fair because this exists and we’re not a part of it. But that’s no reason to fret — this is a happy ending.

Here we see Creed McTaggart observing his dear friend Jack Freestone. Creed’s enjoying a late afternoon beverage while Jack’s enjoying an afternoon late drop. The hand in the air suggests that Creed is thrilled by Jack’s good fortune. It’s a portrait of secondhand emotion, of vicarious joy. And even though this exists and we’re not a part of it, it’s hard to not to feel that same excitement.

Fair enough.

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2 Responses to “Happy Ending: The Vicarious Cycle”

  1. Nim,rod says:

    Looking into looking, that’s good. Like moral rectitude… an obvious redundancy. We will be made spawns of Satin. Look out for “The Prince of Darkness” coming to a neighborhood near you. Then again, shoreling access for Public Park events neverth elesswill allow a citizen to participate in a surf contest in the first act. The premise was this, they aint gonna do it. As the second act went out they seemed privleged in the sense performance made it look good and they spoke for the camera. Which the prophecy is true, the dahrma has unfolded in cylindrical barrel and the madness from encroachment of government contractors share made us dance pro-rata in purview of a scafolding. Put the judges up there, indemnified to laugh at the side show, whence their own opportune fortune made due for a crucial vendor and actual hot dog stand – a circus act. We are made into audience members to the surf barrons as the subscription to spectate become actual vultures for less and less. Might as well sell that beer. Whats left?

  2. sum yunguy says:

    what? ^

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