Coal at a factory, Changshu, China
May 17, Shanghai.
It works great —
the only problem is that all of them are irrevocably, horrifically insane.
The story was the inspiration for a camp black-humor movie version, which is hysterically funny—if you enjoy the truly grotesque.
An unselfish and loving intention.
If I just reach in to the baggage I am already carrying — well, maybe I packed clothes for today, but maybe not. Perhaps therein lies the exact lesson Gurdjieff sought to teach us with his legendary unpredictability.
More on that in the next essay.