no.230 | Cicada Song of Self

"On time, as anticipated, they have returned, tunneling into view, leaving their sooty signature. Pale in the sudden light, they fan and flutter their wings. It's time to sing. Me, they sing. Me, again."
Parul Sehgal in the New Yorker compares the singular cicada song to the plight and felt obligation of the serial memoirist. PSO is most often made with nature's accompaniment and this week offers a contemplative tune of a longer duration, leaving much time and space for said beloved insect's "full-throated song of the self" during these times of "tribulation, of molting, of transformation."
The image lends a hint of the team colors of Independence Day. More crimson, perhaps than red, but so goes the timbre of the times.
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