rule two

by uzwi

Moments chosen at random from other people’s family snaps. Or from invented family snaps. Current affairs as old family snaps: they may be digital but they’ve already curled up at the edges. Describe a faded polaroid, found in a shoebox, as if someone else took it. File an observation until its original context is lost then treat it as a found object, something to be misappropriated from yourself, something levered out of its “true” moment. There are only false moments, & moments are all we have. Rule One: take a note in one mood, but only ever use it in another. Rule Two: if nothing else works, describe the shoebox.