Beautiful. "Aging is the failure to repair damage." I could think about that for a long time, and I'm not talking about cells.....
Wow— I feel captured by the jump cuts between your matter of fact yet slow precise observations — this is kind of writing can be addictive— it seems to be always there, in the moment that you don’t want to leave ….
Don’t rewrite this beauty anymore. It’s as close to perfect as a story gets. Thank you for writing it.
Beautiful. It has occurred to me that really good actors could (with your permission) use your work as audition material. It's so beautifully detailed and sensuous that it's perfect for performance.
I love the dreamlike quality of your story. And I find it has its own internal logic, like a language.
Your work is provocative in the very best sense.
I love the dreamlike illogic blended with keen psychological and philosophical insights.
"We don't look. That's the fun." This might change my life, or at least how I look back at the long life I've lived. Thanks for that and for all of it. Loved every last drop of this one. Feeling a little tipsy.
I will read this story several times to savor more its exquisite tenderness and beauty.
What a joy of a read! I would highlight the whole thing if I had to pick lines that stayed with me. “Aging is the failure to repair damage” especially.
Though I think it’s really “a lack of interest to repair damage.”
wonderful, wonderful the way you make these small shocks of everyday happenings come to life. feels like i'm a laurie cell for these moments, flitting through your observations.
Hooking up with strangers is underrated.
Loved the story!
Keep it up.
I liked, 'I could've left it at that.'
Love the way your mind works. Will have to subscribe!
I’m a visual artist, (same age as you). Your writing is like a great painting for me, conjuring such incredible imagery in my minds eye. 🌟