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The Flasher

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reflecting on a reflection with a play within a play

Schermafbeelding 2017-05-18 om 15.15.40

Deer:               Hi, I can’t see you properly.


Albedo:               That’s weird, because we can see you very clearly.


Deer:               Why?


Albedo:               Because we made you like this.


Deer looks confused and wishes to walk away.


Albedo:               Wait! We’ll explain.


Deer:                   I don’t trust you, I am an individual and not made by humans like you. Humans are dangerous and all they do is kill us.


Albedo:               Exactly!


Deer:               I don’t get it…


Albedo:               Hold on a sec.


Deer:               I don’t have all day, I’ve got some cars to catch in accidents tonight.


Albedo:               This is precisely the point. So we made this retro-reflective coating. It is paint mixed with glass beads embedded in a mirroring material.

Deer:               This sounds really horrible.


Albedo:               It’s not, haven’t you noticed that less of your family friends got killed since we came up with this?


Deer:               Maybe



Albedo:               What we did is, we applied the paint to you antlers such that direct light is captured and internally reflected to brilliant effect.


Deer:               When did you do this exactly?


Albedo:               Not relevant.


Deer:               Okay, it sounds great, but to me it sounds even more dangerous than before I had this spray. Looks really unhappy.


Albedo:               How come?


Deer:               Well, for instance, wolves. They will see me since I am now glowing in the dark.


Albedo:               They can’t see you. The antlers glow only in car headlights so it’s not like wolves are scanning the forest with searchlights for flashy reindeer. Laughs.


Deer:               Hmm, still not convinced.


Albedo:               Hey man not to be rude, but between the moon, their natural night vision, and the snow, pretty sure wolves don’t need head lights to see a reindeer with reflectors on its antlers…


Deer:               True. Butt still.


Albedo:               What’s wrong now?


Deer:               I feel a bit like I am being used. Do I look like the patronus of Harry Potter?


harry patronus stag


Albedo:               No. You are not the only one we will use this paint for.

Anti-paparazzi handbags and clothing would also do great.


Deer:               That goes far beyond me. I am just a deer you know.


Albedo:               It’s slim. You are now somewhere where the future is superficial.

Don’t you think this is super cool?!


Deer:               Why would I think that? looks alarmed.


Albedo:               Because it’s like magic, like Harry Potter. We changed your life, we saved  it. Now there is less car accidents, which is a win- win for deers and for humans (and their cars).


Deer:               Okay man, I get it. I like it. But I do want to say, without humans nature would have done fine by itself.


Albedo:               I think humans are also part of nature.


Deer:               This is an endless discussion. We are done.


Deer walks away nodding and mumbling quietly.


Albedo:               Good luck. Waves.




 Reflective Spray Albedo 100.

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