Domesticity: Fragments

In searching for more life, I found only what life was already here.

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“The sun doesn’t shine in here past 11.” Always wanting more. “What I’d do for a south-facing window.”

I have started waking up to catch the sunlight filtering strategically over my plants. Seeing new shoots and leaves in the middle of winter is quite something. New life.

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“You know what this reminds me of?”

“That time you showed me your favourite pokémon?”

“Oh, no. Which one, though, Espeon or Umbreon?”

“The pink one.”

“Ah, yes! Very glam, I love her.”

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When confronted by death, how will you choose to die?

Every day we are confronted by death (small deaths) and every day we choose.

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“I wouldn’t have asked to come over if I didn’t want to see you. . .”

“I didn’t let you in because I had to. You’re here because you asked.”

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“I’m trying to figure out which way it’s best to put the beds,” I said, tracing different directions with my arms.

“Did you move here recently?”

“Mhmm, needed a bit of change. And it’s not too bad, eh?”

“I was gonna say. You could’ve told me you lived here for three years and I would’ve believed it!”

“Maybe. Time is weird,” I responded, suddenly anxious about 2021.

“Yes. . . Definitely,” he affirmed. “Oh, and turn the beds facing the window. It’s good for you, and it’s facing east which is even better. The sun will be the first thing you see every morning.”

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“You’re so cute!”

“Why do you call me that?”

“‘Cause you’re cute. What should I call you instead–hot? handsome? dashing?”

“mmmm..”

“You’re so so so cute, it’s the truth. I don’t see another truth.”

“I don’t want to be cute.”

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Material culture has cells, rhizomes and even sometimes mitochondria.

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Tutti sistemati.

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“I can’t see you past the fog on my windows, but I see you coming up the sidewalk. Should I come open the door?”

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I can’t see myself past the fog on my windows.

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