Thursday, 21 June 2007

Random, word: malfunction

Doors shouldn't malfunction. They may stick, creak, wrap but are these malfunctions? Surely, the word describes a fault in a mechanical or electronic device. I mean would a character in a Henry James novel experience angst and social anxieties about a malfunctioning door? It would be flawed, impaired or broken and suggest an emotional connection or a fall from grace. Think about it, The Devil didn't malfunction, he suffered hubris. Malfunction suggests we and our living surroundings are only worth their function. So the next time the door sticks, creaks or jams enjoy the memories it ripples inside you.

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