I told a friend that I’m doing this project because I have something to say about this period in my life. There is an intense pressure right now to be perfect, untainted, fresh and sterile and untouched out of the box. There is a pressure to be like an action figure that never gets unpacked.
But life isn’t like that. You get colds. You take medicine. You eat processed food. You drink coffee. You have sushi. You don’t get enough sleep. You hug a friend who later tells you that they have the flu. A car nearly rear ends you at a stop light.
This world is full of near misses, of infection, of contamination, of toxins. And wonder. To live is to take yourself out of the box.