living in the bar

by uzwi

At the top of every page, WordPress provide a tiny bar graph of site views per hour for the last 48 hours. You never look directly at it because your eye is always moving somewhere else; but catching a glimpse of it the other day I realised, with a rush of something I can only describe as proleptic nostalgia, that I wanted to live in it. Not in the statistics it represents, or in the blog they describe, but in the graph itself. It would be, I imagine, something like life in a parking structure: eroded, but not without simple satisfactions.