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APIARY: In ‘It’s Like Touching’ I feel like there’s a reluctance to believe in the idea of intimacy that resonates for me very personally right now. It’s a long story, but, do you think this distance is a plague on our generation? WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
DIANCA: The sort of distance experienced by the narrator of “ITS LIKE TOUCHING” has plagued every generation. I think the way that it plagues our generation is different in the ways its impacted prior generations due to the ways in which we approach and view intimacy. We sort of live between the parentheses of inhabiting a space defined by an oversaturated, over social hyperreality fueled by the media, by the internet, cell phones, whatever and the basic human longing for genuine connectedness and fulfilling relationships. Within that space, I feel like there’s a tension that our generation experiences that is different than tensions felt by our predecessors. Its like, how do we combat distance when distance’s origins stem from contradictory locales (the internet, IRL (in real life), etc). As for what we can do about it… I guess be as earnest, invested, and honest as we can be about the things, spaces, and people we care about. FYI, sorry if this doesn’t make any sense. I’ve been over thinking things like this lately.
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