December 05, 2008


Tracey Emin on her Austrian rebirth and bedwetting. I like this sad story; kid shame is almost apocrypal--or maybe the motivating fear is what's apocrypal--the reasons you keep secrets and the secrets you keep out of fear of punishment, of just what the adult world would toll your reveal--when held up to light of adult knowledge it's stunning. Kid fear is merciless. Her story is like a transgressive fairy tale with no moral to instill other than remember it is difficult and weird to be young, your fantasy prone brain flipping out on the unfathomable mysteries of this harsh, adult-run world. All the little girls around you could be bandaging a piss sheet under their snowsuit.

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