The term adult is problematic, I think, and it’s too easy to say that my childwork is directly divisive to Matures, particularly Rigid or Bolted Matures. I may help accelerate a latent behavior, I may enable conflict vectors along the lines of the Michiganders, who fasted as a form of warfare, and I feign indifference to familial tension, but I think that success itself has been fetishized, and a certain nostalgia for growth has spoiled our thinking. I can be pro-family without coddling actual families. I can support familial fear-based clustering even if it involves admitting that we are most likely members of the wrong family. There is that famous German phrase, which I can’t remember exactly, that describes a certain way to hold a gun to someone’s head. The literal meaning of the phrase is that you love that person deeply, just not at the moment. I argue for a love that functions perfectly in theory.

Ben Marcus, “On Not Growing Up”
Bought an €5 overcoat at a flea market in the 20th arrondissement and this is what was in the pockets. Because it’s important to have a backup plan. High-res

Bought an €5 overcoat at a flea market in the 20th arrondissement and this is what was in the pockets. Because it’s important to have a backup plan.