Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Kessler Lecture published in Queer Ideas
Last week Mary described me to myself as “scattering sequins over us all” — all the people I love. She’s right, she and they do seem so glamorous and numinous to me. I always see the light shaking out their wings. It does shock me when anyone view them in an ordinary light – or worse, when they see each other that way.
This formed a piece of A Dialogue on Love.
Casting some ordinary light on sequins: although they scintillate for the eye, they scratch the skin. They are worn on the outside.
Scratch my back …
Cindi Lauper, Shine
Shine I’ll stand by you
Don’t try and push me away
’cause I’m just gonna stay
You can shine I won’t deny you
And don’t be afraid it’ll all be ok
And so for day 2511