Mentally Juxtaposing As a Way of Life

It’s Kurt Cobain’s birthday, and it’s also the programming language Python’s birthday, according to a Reddit post calling its author’s announcement message the special day.

What joins the two together? Nothing, really. Except I tend to use Kurt’s birthday for online things instead of my real one, and I’m learning to code in Python. It’s a weird coincidence, nothing else, really.

But that’s what we do in art all the time—notice coincidences and things close together and decide they mean enough to inspire a new thing into the world.