Fashion is an interface. Genre is a pair of golden handcuffs. Punk is a methodology.
I try to remember what it was like
when my father was taller than me.
"Endlessly I sustain the discourse of the beloved’s absence; actually a preposterous situation; the other is absent as referent, present as allocutory. This singular distortion generates a kind of insupportable present; I am wedged between two tenses, that of the reference and that of the allocution…"
Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse