Event Boundaries considers ways our relationships and growth as individuals are interdependent, whether it’s possible to consider any relationship (including with ourselves) independent of the culture and environment it exists in; whether we create our culture and environment in part through the way we enact our relationships, to what degree reality is objective or a matter of perception, and how we come to terms with our and others’ mortality.
“Sigh,” from Event Boundaries:
April snow bends each lilac branch, heavy and wet as your body on mine after love-making, but less warm— in truth, a better simile for loss than love,
though love appears predicated on loss— or the fear of it— surely, every new love predicts new loss— branch, you bend more easily than we, but sooner break. This snow’s weeping is its vanishing, but the lilac’s sigh of relief is not its life— no breath is ours to keep, just as no body is.