By Shelley Jackson
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Smacking his lips showily, Trey had eaten one of these (you can see it intact in Elephant Seal Sluts), and had insisted on describing what became of the eyelashes later. Audrey had set aside this series to make the film in question. “My best work,” she said. ” They were making a big deal out of it at the twofer film festival. She was probably going to win a prize. I found the glue stick, thumbed off its gummy skin, and steered it around on the back of the flyer, frowning with concentration. The Mooncalf shuddered in her sleep.
To me, it was a devotional of self-loathing. I’d leaf through it and feel strict and unmitigated, somehow righted. This was not, in those days 22 < SHELLEY JACKSON and particularly that desperately self-affirming city, something I could express to just anyone. Certainly not Audrey. I could not possibly be the only twofer at odds with myself, but whatever differences the others had seemed to be easily washed away by a double shot of whiskey, or eagerly processed in interminable tête-à-têtes. The others thought they were normal; at the very least, they aspired to normalcy; when all else failed, they made a pretense of normalcy.
Understand that your “identity” is only the scar tissue left by the ancient wound of being severed from HALF LIFE the Whole. From I, we get to we, from we to that plenary in which self and world are united in bliss: I2. Only then may you truthfully say you are Together. How do I get involved? 1. Volunteer! We need help on all levels: outreach (leafletting, cold calls, door-to-door), planning, events coordination, secretarial. We are particularly in need of a database engineer and a plumber (Russian River area).