The translingual has made a traitor of me.
The translingual may be a survival strategy, a coping mechanism, an ethic.
During a recent conversation with a friend, we struck upon the topic of her nearly complete collection of Nancy Drew hardcovers. I immediately pictured them as they had appeared in my childhood: books aged prematurely by the humidity of numerous seasons spent reading them in the Caribbean.
For all the unknowns we’ve been asked to sit with, astrology offers not answers but symbolic context: a frame that holds this moment, the hint that perhaps there is meaning –– even if we don’t know quite what that is –– to what we are living through.
Read “Six Boxes” by Helen Guri. Excerpted in Issue 3.36 of The Capilano Review and available exclusively here on our website in full.
Read Part Two of “Six Boxes” by Helen Guri.