Likes/Dislikes asks interesting individuals to create two lists: one of their likes, one of dislikes. The feature is based on two things: an excerpt from Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 and another from Roland Barthes’ autobiography (trans. Richard Howard, 1977). The exercise, while gratuitous, is rooted in ideas of pattern, construction, specificity, and memory.
An image of something Su likes: a Matthias Kaiser vase.
This compliment: “Everyone we arrest seems to have copies of your novels”
This eulogy: “Modest gifts but excelled in his willingness to prick convention”
This title: “You are the penultimate love of my life”
This article: “The trees that miss the mammoths”
This reason: “Being excited about the intensity of understanding”
This advice: “I asked him what I should write about. ‘Write about your love for your friends, he told me”
This description: “I dance my legs down to the knees”
This text message: “Hummingbirds are in the house!”
This phrase: “Mowa da dupy”
An image of something Su dislikes: shaving her armpits.
This post is part of an ongoing like / dislike collaboration with Alldayeveryday. Read the original post here.