I was at a loss with this one. About a week ago, I accidentally turned an extra page and read this prompt and was like, what the hell does that mean? And with relief, I turned back when I realized I had jumped ahead. I'll understand it when I get there, I figured. But alas, not really. So, I might not be doing this right. It's more of an exercise in defining than naming. But it's something...
activation: Turning on something that is already there. Excitement.
belonging: Being an integral part of something. Having a place. Or possession, property.
claiming: This is mine. This is true.
curious: need to know more
drifts: wanders, wafts, gentle piles of snow
familiarity: our relationship the everyday stuff that we don't notice anymore. The water we're swimming in.
headache: an uneven pressure squeezing the front of your head and face
greenery: plants and trees and things, perhaps surrounded by things that are not plants and trees.
luxurious: unnecessary for survival and yet deeply desirable, delicious, pleasurable
layered: everything all at once
lazy: unwilling to exert effort
pleasurable: delightful to the senses or mind. Ex: stretching, a well-constructed sentence, triple cream cheese, skin against skin, close vocal harmonies.
retrospect: looking back (and usually knowing and seeing more)
self-indulgence: being motivated by personal pleasure above other considerations
shadow: a bit of darkness in the light
sniffing: getting stuff into your nose using the power of the nose
space: The not-stuff between stuff.
specificity: it's this. Exactly what it is. Not any of these other similar things.
urban environment: city, people, action, graffiti, murals, transit, trash, businesses, concrete, asphalt, all mushed together.
vulnerability: your soft underbelly exposed and unprotected