cartoon: pencil eraser
To pencils, erasers are an incredible and unsettling threat. In fact, they are their worst enemy. The eraser is the deconstructionist. The eraser is the one that can overturn the life-long work of the pencil. The eraser is a tenacious testimony to the transience of all the pencil does and documents. If the pencil would humble itself and work with the eraser, writing and erasing, testing and trying, discovering and discarding, casting off and keeping, who knows what good could result?