Fig. 1 I am considering the implications of stillness but then you leave and a part of me goes with you

Fig. 2 Pendulum - I trace your arrival only to be scarred again when you depart

Fig. 3 the tender bristle of impermanence brushes over me

Fig. 4 broken silence and the promise you’d return, time got the better of us both

Fig.5 “Can a trace become the thing it traces, secure as ever, real as ever—a chosen set of echo-fragments?” (Howe 29)

Fig. 6 “If only I could move in and out of nonexistence to a space between places” (Leaning)

Fig. 7 “The index asserts nothing: it only says “There!”” - Charles Sanders Peirce

Fig. 8 “Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed. Short, therefore, is man's life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells.” - Marcus Aurelius



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Leaning Towards Solace. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, Black Dog Films, 2012.

Marcus, Aurelius, and Epictetus. Meditations [of] Marcus Aurelius. Chicago: Gateway Editions; distributed by H. Regnery Co, 1956. Print.

Ponge, Francis. Things. Grossman Publisher, 1971

Hallman Jr., Tom. The childhood home is where the heart is. Oregonlive, The Oregonian, 4 Aug. 2019