N: Is this an appropriate mindframe?

P: Which one?

N: The gilded one on the left with the portrait of the 19th century fox hunt.

P: Looks expensive.

N: Isn’t that the point? Isn’t aristocracy the goal?

P: For some people, I guess. How about that one on the right?

N: Oh, the one slapped together with reclaimed wood and organic whitewash? What’s that picture in there, an alien scape with two suns in a green sky? I don’t understand it.

P: Nobody understands it. That’s what’s so beautiful about it.

N: But it’s practically free! It’s obvious that nobody wants it.

P: Or it’s so abundant and wonderful that the creator wants to share it with as many people as possible.

N: You’re a terrible salesperson.

P: You’re a terrible human being.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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