In nature, things that grow unchecked are often parasitic or cancerous. And yet, we inhabit a culture that privileges novelty and growth over the cyclical and the regenerative.
“Everyday life is a life lived on the level of surging affects, impacts suffered or barely avoided. It takes everything we have."
― Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects
“… I will never know how you see red and you will never know how I see it. / But this separation of consciousness / is recognized only after a failure of communication, and our first movement is / to believe in an undivided being between us …“”
— Anne Carson, from “XXXII. Kiss,” Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries, 1998)