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A PROBABILITY OF WORDS Text Thomas Lloyd Qualls Photo Johnstone Studios

Follow Your Craving. I've been thinking of all these things we want. It starts with all the little things, like a new shirt or nice weather. Then the list quickly grows to include the things we obsessively want. The things we crave like oxygen. I understand we’re biologically hardwired to seek out what we need. From an evolutionary standpoint, this makes sense. Food and sex, for instance. We each must eat so we survive. And we must have sex so our species survives.

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But there are other things that aren’t so easily explained. Music. Coffee. Intoxicants. Words. Touch. What is even more mysterious is how we've been programmed to feel bad about what we want. As if this could possibly serve any evolutionary purpose. Some of these things we want to the point of distraction. To the point of self-destruction even. This seems like a design flaw. That we could not only feed our wants to the point of selfelimination, but that we could also die of want. This seems like a set of Woozle tracks worthy of following.