Musings on the Discourse of the Hairy Ferretman

Today I saw a photo in the paper of large hairy man with Ferrets. Do you know what my first thought was? My first thougth was that there’s something creepy about a large hariy man who keeps Ferrets. This was my gut reaction. He was in a singlet, hairy chested and wholly hirsute. I imagined immediately that he would have body odour, bad breath and would do unspeakable things with his furry little companions. All this went through my mind in a split second and was immediately followed into the station by another train of thought that asked me to consider what was so bad about Ferrets, or being hairy, or keeping furry, edgy, rat-like creatures as companions for that matter. What an amazing thing, the human mind. So intricate, complex and evolved, yet so stupidly assuptive and predictable at the same time. The ultimate lived paradox. By the time my critical faculties arrived to join the party, the id had done its thing. It had exposed my prejudices to my ‘higher self’ and brought my gut feelings to light….my basest reactions. How true a reflection of me is this? Is my ‘higher self’ a somehow more authentic reflection of who it is I am or am I actually a prejudiced and judgemental ignoramus. I’m almost certain that the Association of Hairy Ferretkeepers would answer yes to this. Where did these thoughts orignate and develop, I ask myself. From first hand experience of a smelly, large man with Ferrets or from some discursive natter in the background of my life? Probably both, but I guess to really find out I’d need to lie on a slippery leather couch and subject myself to some headshrinking from a perverted, sex obsessed, control freak who would like nothing more than to nail me when I’m at my most vulnerable. No thanks! Oh for fuck’s sake, not again!

Musings on the Discourse of the Hairy Ferretman

IdKid

Sydney, Australia

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I was reading the paper and thought of writing in the style of a stream of consciousness. I love the idea of a battle between instinct and a ‘higher self’ and also just what instinct is. I wanted to explore this through this piece.

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