How Should A Person Be?, Sheila Heti
I did value Margaux, but only now did I understand something I had not before: Margaux was not like the stars in the sky. There was only one Margaux — not Margauxs scattered everywhere, all throughout the darkness. If there was only one of her, there was not going to be a second one. Yet in some strange way, somewhere inside me, I had always believed that if I lost Margaux, I could go out and find another Margaux.
Now it seemed so horrible to me. And didn’t it explain everything? But I had never wanted to be one person, or even believed that I was one, so I had never considered the true singularity of anyone else. I said to myself, You are only given one. The one you are given is the one to put a fence around. Life is not a harvest. Just because you have an apple doesn’t mean you have an orchard. You have an apple. Put a fence around it. Once you have put a fence around everything you value, then you have the total circle of your heart.
A continuation of Rachel’s “Color Explosion”!
thanks to Matt & Anthony for being brave
By Alex Merto
Jessa: I bet you were born on a dirt floor!
Guy: What is that supposed to fucking mean?
Jessa: It means I don’t think you’re cool and your mother was poor.
Shot some stuff for Bethan today.