Lotion occurs at an intersection of blackness and the market. Lotion and the practices it invokes—simple acts of living such as becoming wet or dry, ingesting or covering oneself in stuff of life—is the undressed and feminine doppelganger of an imaginary space almost completely filled by black music, which dominates every attempt to materialize black imagination. That is, to bring the materially improved self and world into existence.
The people who are most responsible for your problems don't live anywhere around you and they don't intend to live anywhere around you.
I think what I did is what every writer does—once you have an idea, then you try to find a character who can manifest the idea for you. And then you have to spend a long time trying to get to know who those people are, who that character is. So you take what there is from whomever you know.