A thing I wrote on a plane a while ago

And for most people, a passenger jet is the fastest way to move forward while sitting perfectly still. The body hurtles through space, but the muscles relax and the mind rests under the engines’ din. Top speed and zero velocity. Simultaneously. Paradoxically. Hushed and hurried and with unparalleled resolve. The …

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Click Click Click

There’s a lot on my mind. I click my teeth together. I count in eights as I do it. Eights like in ballet. Always eights in ballet. Eight isn’t odd, but it’s an ok even number, because it’s the number in ballet. Always eights in ballet. I click my teeth …

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Turning Off

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