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  • Writer's pictureKate Clarke

I Like This Girl

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

I wish more people could do this.

I think most of us know we are being cheated.

The game of 'who can hold the ugliest note for the longest duration' has become shorthand for singing, in the way that those ridiculous Magic Marker-style eyebrows became shorthand for beauty for a while. In the same way that Beyonce posing on a holographic horse like an an idiot is shorthand for sexiness, or power, or rampant commerce, or whatever-the-fuck.

Beauty has long since been trampled to death in the money-stampede.

But that makes the rare ones more precious, I suppose.

Isn't it just the sweetest thing, to hear someone open their mouth and make a beautiful sound, and say something smart, or interesting, or sad, or funny from time to time? It is almost as if human beings are programmed to need such a thing.

I miss it.

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