Shambulance | crookedman's Blog
I was moaning in therapy that I seem to only get to be ‘part’ of my family (and-metaworldview-too) whenever there’s something of a crisis going on. All of a sudden I’m there, being all manly, sorting shit out. I adapt, spend more time with the kids, make all kinds of phone calls and arrangements that I would never dream of doing if the need was mine. I ‘turn up’ in case of emergencies but otherwise I’m out of the way. My therapist reflected that I sounded a bit like an ambulance, chasing around, and had this catchy phrase about ‘people NEEDING an ambulance but not WANTING one’, that stuck with me for a week. Gnawing. Hmm. She’s good. I would’ve been prepared to argue the semantics: that ‘needing’ is just ‘really really really really really wanting’ something, but I understood her point, so didn’t.
I decided - there and in the moment - that I want to be more of a VW Camper: everyone wants one, nobody needs one. She thought this a good metaphor, but I’m already picking holes in it. Do I really want to be a high-maintenance luxury item, a financial black hole, a vanity ob
My eldest daughter, in her days of roaming with her gang around industrial waste sites, took a photo of a discarded ambulance that had been stolen, ransacked, then dumped near the old Avon cosmetics factory. Ding dong. She fr
Me all over.
The Mind Your Head sign… was a sign.
And that’s the thing. I’m a shambles of an ambulance. Or a sham of one. Either will do.
Or not do.
As an aside, I asked her to send me the jpeg as an email so’s I wouldn’t have to take the fr
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