I Wanted the Before

“I didn’t want the after, or even the during: I wanted the before.”
Claire-Louise Bennett, “I Am Love,” Gorse 2 (2014)

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A Departure From Oneself

“[O]ne travels to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Taj Mahal in order to be transported, in order to experience an intensity of being there that is a kind of transport, a departure from oneself.”
Steven Connor, Dream Machines, 2017