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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Has anyone else noticed that there's a lot of fiction, drama, film, fashion, that centers on junkies? Are junkies the (anti-)heros of our time? If so, what does that say about our time? Granted there are a lot of junkies I don't see walking down my street, so I can't rule out noteworthy examples, but I do see a fair few junkies daily. None of which are specifically worthy of being elevated to "leading role" status. And I don't want to sound puritanical. I have read good junkie writing. It just makes me wonder what it means when junkie is mainstream (and I do mean wonder in a good way. Like I wonder if it's not an indication of people opening to stories of inner struggle that aren't "pretty")

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