Polar Bear Desire

I should be a polar bear, but it's impossible

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I went to Pearl River today to look for something for a client. I remember way back when it was on Canal St. At that time, I always entered through the door that took you through the Chinese video area & suddenly I was in China. I felt like Des Esseintes in A Rebours when he decides to go to England. He travels to the train station in Paris for the journey to the coast. With time before his train, Des Esseintes goes to an establishment at the station full of English people, language & food. After a time he decides he doesn’t need to go to England because he has already been there. Here is a postmodern moment in a 19th century decadent novel. Sigh…

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