by uzwi

Always look for a way to express a thing, not sum it up glibly in a couple of words and then smile and mic drop as if labelling it that way has dealt with it. My whole life, genre seems to have been committed to the latter, especially in the conversation about itself, especially in its encounters with human behaviour and perception, and especially if it can imply that to express a thing is merely to repeat a trope, “reinvent the wheel”. In fact the struggle to say is always the struggle to reinvent the wheel–to distinguish the description of an experience from all the other descriptions that might, to the reader, or to another writer, seem similar–not to encapsulate neatly, and thereby categorise & dismiss, before swiftly moving along.