Friendship is not about going down a list with some people always first, others second and third. Every friendship is unique.
I’m stockpiling sweaters because they signify refuge, collecting them like talismans though grief cannot be avoided.
“Colonial photography perpetually assaulted what became the Nigerian body.”
“I imagined that spending so much time with a dead thing might make death more understandable.”
Our experiences with a piece of art are varied and unique. Some pieces may take a lifetime to digest.
“Though desire for sex is considered one of our four primal drives, I lack such a desire almost completely.”
“The best books show us who we were when we first read them, who we are now, and who we may yet become.”
“There are those who fail to realize how deeply Thompson cared about his country. He was a product of it.”
“I am three days aged in Lagos and cry as my fingers turn the first page.”
Inside his sewing box was an old girlfriend’s felt heart, stuck with pins. Throw it out, he says. I don’t.