I once knew a boy from Michigan who told me this, "The theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable." I knew what he was talking about. I said, "What if I told you I was willing to run with everything I have and never looked back. You see, the world is beating alive inside me and I have to get it out."
He knew what I was talking about too. What the brain sees and what falls on the retina are often not identical. We did not falter when we spoke. He grew up much the same as I did. We dipped our feet into the cold clear shore. I felt his cold lips brush across my shoulder. I'd try to survive the day just to hold him against me for a few seconds. On this one white eve, he told me he had to go. I understood, with blades of ice blue in my eyes.
When he left, I ran into the sea with everything I had. I left nothing on the shore. The world was beating inside me and suddenly ran out in the depth of the dark and the blink of an eye.
cotton candy tee by UNIF
vapor moto jacket by UNIF
mod sunglasses by Quay
photos by Bliss Katherine