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In defence of self-consciousness

Two good wholesome productive uses for self-consciousness:

  1. Laughs: this is juuuust what my last kiss looked like; and
  2. Good writing: self-consciousness can be lucid and acute, and can get to the heart of important invisible things. This article by Edwin Dobb is kindof about kissing, but it also tries to give an account of modern romance between itinerants like us, and is a thoughtful catalogue of measures taken to prepare or account for loss.

So. It is nearly the weekend. Let’s dance. Let’s make out.