Just tell me what you mean: Silence, or misunderstanding

“There is a way in which the silent body, at the request of those receiving it, threatens to become the invisible body. As if spoken language alone can constitute our reception, our method of meaning. What does it mean to be a quiet girl in a room full of people? If my own experiences are to be trusted, not much.”

 

Essay forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue.

 

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