'Mostly, stuff survives only because we want it to; we hoard our belongings, like treasure, for private reasons. Taken in their entirety, you could say that they tell our story.'
at my base, this is just me: sitting here typing. reaching for water. wondering what the best thing to eat today is. taking out the trash. the basic maintenance of being human. i remind myself that this is all i can say is surely true about me. everything else is up for debate and optional. remembering this is when i feel truly connected to myself.
The human body as a living archive of the evolution of our species - The Assembled Self (Part I) — Camiel van Winkel
"We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are."
- Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
"To watch a horror movie is to know that something bad is going to happen. To have a body is really the same thing."
"Guts" by Julia Armfield