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Queerness and being set adrift from known narratives. The sadness of genes.

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The origins of restlessness. Wandering as a calling and a home. Spaceships and blanket forts.

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The surrender in becoming oneself. Ordinary devotion.

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I've never felt, about anything I was writing, the way I feel about the letters I write to you. It's one of those feelings that confounds any easy or convenient language, any of the prefabricated phrases we have for talking about feelings.

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Here is a question. How can we justify choosing to make art, when we could be saving lives, saving the planet, or doing other work that seems more important or urgent?

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How can your participation in the infinite game not be bounded by your lifetime? Also, the role of surprise.

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As a way into thinking about gifts, I want to think about what a gift _does_. What is it that distinguishes a gift exchange from a buying/selling kind of transaction? Superficially, the use of money perhaps (except in the case of barter)—but I think there's something deeper... arrow_right_alt


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Were we ever taught to open presents, or did we all just do it our own way from the beginning? arrow_right_alt


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More to add on what I brought up in my last letter: the incomprehensible miracle that is you and I _encountering_ each other, here, today, in this form, in this place...

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Sometimes I wonder how anyone can bear the isolation that comes along with existing in a physical body. Each of us with our wall of skin that keeps us apart for all time. That no matter how close we get, I'll never get to experience even one moment in the exact way that you do, nor you me...

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The number of things I'm dying to tell you about, all at the same time. It's not coming up with things to say that's hard here, or even figuring out how to say them; it's trying to somehow funnel this entire unruly cloud of things in my mind—all unsorted yet all interconnected in so many ways...

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In my last letter I started to lead us toward considering a state of mind and soul I call bewilderment, a state that can be found for example in that moment when you go from being situated, knowing where you are and how you fit into your surroundings... to being lost—that is, without a map...

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