to all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness:
watch out for life. i have caught life. i have come down with life. i was a wisp of indifferentiated nothingness and then a little peephole opened quite suddenly. light and sound poured in. voices began to describe me and my surroundings. nothing they said could be appealed. they said i was a girl named rebecca and that was that. they said the year was 1986 and that was that. they said i was in malden, massachusetts and that was that. they never shut up. year after year they piled detail upon detail. they do it still. you know what they say now? they say the year is 2003 and that i am seventeen years old.