Arnon Grunberg

Daily purpose

In praise of itching

Waiting for my amante at the airport I read in the International Herald Tribune: ‘Speaking for both researchers, Dr. S.K. Bhattacharya said, "For too many unenlightened people, life has no meaning, no ever-present goal that gives them daily purpose. But for a person who wakes up every morning with an acute itch, what to do next is self-evident."’

Let’s now praise itching.

There’s no irony involved here.

Looking for the meaning of life is a sign of boredom.