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August 2, 2008
The phoenix often follows me around. At thirteen I befriended a weirdo kid in my troop who called himself “Azrael” and "trained" obsessively as a Batman sociotype, the latest vol. not in ink, but in nerdy flesh. Vigilantism often waxed hypothetically in our dialogues: subjunctive straits during which I was nicknamed “the Phoenix.” I had no vigil beyond pencils, but the idea of a personal symbol drew me. In turn I drew an anthropomorphic bird as a graphic signature. Pagan symbolism is empty for me now, but I notice when firebirds adorn a girl’s dress, or lend identity to others.