"Everyone you've known" includes everyone you know, and everyone you
will know. Interimly it also includes everyone who's known you,
everyone who knows you, and everyone who will know you, and it also
includes you knowing yourself. Ultimately it includes everyone
others have known, everyone others know, and everyone others will know.
It's the entire spectrum of all
with everyone I've known, means
myself to a space with each one of them where they can finally be OK
with me ie where they can be
just the way they are and just the way they aren't. In
some cases I looked forward to
them again and having this
face to face.
In other cases, I either wasn't planning on
them again, or I couldn't track them down, or they'd
What I soon realized against the
with every one of them, was even if people with whom I'm incomplete,
or can't be located or I wasn't planning on
them again, I can still get to that space with each one of them where
with me - just the way they are and just the way they aren't.
But it's more than simply being
with everyone I've known, which was the alluring
in this project for me. It's more than the cleaner take I
get on my life and on
when I get to that space where I can hold everyone I've known as
It's much more than that. It's I've noticed it's almost impossible to
another when I can't hold them as
just the way they are and just the way they aren't. It's also almost
impossible for me to live even the slightest semblance of a
life when I can't generate (or when I'm unwilling to generate) being
with each and every single person I've ever known. Really.