Smile, please by Elaine Constantine for Vogue Italy, August 1999
i want to live far enough in the future where i can see the small changes in similar institutional structure - like the new brands and types of candy that await me while i wait in the checkout line. “three musketeers” and “mentos” now - maybe “fool’s gold” and “poplords” someday. like the graphic design on the signs in stores that say - “no wifi zone” - the picture of a nondescript human holding a nondescript interface device. i want to see the lines spoken by the police change as they try to account for more cases of the law unknown, the miranda/gorton rights. i wait for my reflection in the mirror speaking back slow words into my own face to tell me what’s wrong.
"In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”
this is my favorite blog every time I visit, it gets better. honestly.