I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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Suzanne Rivecca is the author of the short-story collection Death Is Not an Option, which won the 2011 Rome Prize. She has a crush on the obscure, deceased French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Originally from west Michigan, she now lives in San Francisco, California.
We didn’t know what it was to be desired. We didn’t know what girls’ bodies were supposed to look like. We just knew it was better for us if nothing stuck out too far.