of moving backwards


The impression was one of moving down, of moving backwards, in life…

96 high
82 wide (83 wo baseboard)
24 7/8 deep from baseboard
(25 w/o)
-no wings
-1 1/2 inch top lip
6’8″ (80 inches) of rod space

… they called these types of apartments “railroad flats” or “shotgun apartments.”

96 high
27 1/4 wide
22 1/4 deep
1 inch top lip
1/2 inch left & right lip

The building seemed like an architectural relic from late in the previous century…

96 high
130 wide
(64 to partition; & 2nd 64 1/2)
25 1/2 deep

… think of expressive writing as a life course correction

Back height 29″
Arm height 23″
Seat height 16 1/2″
Seat depth 26 1/2″

… if you’re distressed about something …

Side tables 23 1/2″

… set aside three to four days to write for 15 to 20 minutes a day about it…

Oil based putty

Oil based pen poly/minwax

Go jogging. See a therapist. Go to a bar. Go to church. Build a tzompantli in your mind.

image: wikimedia commons

What I’m Reading:

“Some things happened to me in my formative years that I don’t want to tell you about
but some things happened to you too.”

— Hedgie Choi / “Salvage”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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