November 20, 2009

When boxes scatter across a room, it becomes clear: this is not ordinary safekeeping. Floors tilt, glass cracks, water spills out of unexpected places. We try all the usual remedies, but in the rending comes the transformation. Best to let it happen, because at all times, unpacking into a soft, new place can only begin after everything that came before has been sealed with tape, bound with wire, and replaced by dust settling in its wake.

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