Lost Things

By Lydia Davis

They are lost, but also not lost but somewhere in the world. Most of them are small, though two are larger, one a coat and one a dog. Of the small things, one is a certain ring, one a certain button. They are lost from me and where I am, but they are also not gone. They are somewhere else, and they are there to someone else, it may be. But if not there to someone else, the ring is, still, not lost to itself, but there, only not where I am, and the button, too, there, still, only not where I am.

A La Recherche Du Shoe Perdu (The Search for the Lost Shoe). Andy Warhol, caption by Ralph Pomeroy. 1955.

A La Recherche Du Shoe Perdu (The Search for the Lost Shoe). Andy Warhol, caption by Ralph Pomeroy. 1955.

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Getting to Know Your Body

Here’s some Flash Fiction by Lydia Davis:

If your eyeballs move, this means that you’re thinking, or about to start thinking.
If you don’t want to be thinking at this particular moment, try to keep your eyeballs still.

everywhere-eyeballs-are-aflame-1888 Odilon Redon

Everywhere eyeballs are aflame. Odilon Redon. 1888.