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To love…

To love is to be contradicted, crossed out, challenged, troubled and shaken so thoroughly that we find the other – right there in the middle of what we once thought was our own soul.

Interstellar interruptions

A 19th century French novelist, Charles Baudelaire, wrote the short story ‘Counterfeit Money’ – which focuses on the nature of gift. Algerian philosopher Derrida used this short story to trouble the idea that gifts reinforce mutuality. That is, in answer to the questions – “Should one expect something in return when you give a gift? …Continue Reading >>>

This unease

This unease at the seat of your belly, like a precious lover’s note squeezed into the palms of a soldier at war, has braved the fierce winds of the normal. Tend to her wounds. Be hospitable to her. Her message is dire: that there is more to the world we take for granted. That behind …Continue Reading >>>

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Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.