n. the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable—their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque—as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out.
People are obscenities. Would rather be music than be a mass of tubes squeezing semi-solids around itself for a few decades before becoming so dribblesome it’ll no longer function.
— Robert Frobisher | Letters To Zedelghem
(Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell)
sumptuous silk & satins jewel-toned/pastel/cream-smooth-supple-fluid. spilling, pooling, brushing skin sin-soft, slipping slowly. revealing/modest, the stuff of dreams-clouds-whispers-wishes, drapery. dazzling, ornamentation & ornamented, coverings; stifling or protective. sewn armour & stitched badges, war wounds & dyed hues & showing true colors or veiling reality. cushions & clothes & cloths. sleek, manufactured, dual-faced. fabric, everywhere, woven of the threads in reality, the geometrical fabric of spacetime, warp & weft, warped. implacable gravity is an ample match for billowing, near-weightless sheets.
OH MY GOSH, THE SECOND PHOTO.
“We love gays more than gays love gays.”
Yep, pretty much.
I’m your new quartermaster.