#AtoZChallenge: Glue

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By Rob Hooft (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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I bought glue from the dollar store once, and it didn’t stick to anything. It didn’t make anything stick together. If you stuck your finger in it–which I did with a recent project–it felt slippery.

Slippery glue.

I have no idea what was really in that bottle. It was white, like the school-project favorite, Elmer’s, but it certainly didn’t didn’t have its glueyness. Anything you applied it to curled up, defiant, uninterested in being attached.

“Things fall apart,” as Yeats wrote.

Things Fall Apart, as Chinua Achebe echoed in the title of his brilliant book about post-colonial Nigeria.

“Things fall apart,” say I, about dollar store glue. But not only dollar store glue.

The center cannot hold.

 

 

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21 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Glue

  1. That is so funny! (I hope it’s not too painful of a memory!) I often wonder about things I buy at the dollar store, but never bought glue there–I probably won’t now.

  2. debscarey

    Your post for F was powerful and timely. Yet it was this one that gave me the chills. You know, like you meant it to. Seriously, I can feel the fear from here and have an urge to rush over there and give you a hug. Not that it’ll help, but …

    Bunny and the Bloke

    • Thanks so much! Yes, the curse “may you live in interesting times” definitely comes to mind.

      We can only hope that it all ends before there’s permanent, global damage.

  3. debscarey

    I echo that hope – most fervently. Especially as my first grandchild was born last week. What kind of a world are we leaving future generations?

    So impressed with your activism. I just drink gin …

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