Short story illustration by Nate Utesch
Yeti’s rhapsody, 2007, by Yeji Yun
Photograph by Olaf Otto Becker
Oulanka National Park, Finland
unruly: loud & beautiful, like life
three wee trees
Delicious word pairs: Roseander Main
Set of three tiny, vintage-inspired bottlebrush sisal trees for decoration, package tie-ons, and Christmas villages by Kate’s Cottage on Etsy
Isn’t that a delicious concatenation of words: Roseander. Main.? Isn’t it? I think it is. And I love the mystery of that.
I love words, so very much. The mystery of their power. The weird synæsthetic experience I have of some of them because: I feel certain words in my body: the good words feel like love; the bad ones feel like food poisoning. Sometimes I can’t sleep for trying to pull a certain word apart, anagram it, reimagine it, shape it, hold it, fold it, etymologise it, understand it, seduce it, own it. If I were a biologist, I would find my sharpest scalpel and tenderly eviscerate the words I cannot get over, the words I cannot possess, so that I could find what is at the heart of them.
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Roseander Main by James Cook