‘The Souvenir’ — Postcards From Your Younger Self


Honor Swinton Byrne and Tom Burke in “The Souvenir”

Arthur Rimbaud wrote, “When you are 17 you aren’t really serious,” and Taylor Swift wrote, “Everything will be alright, if we just keep dancing like we’re 22.” But the trouble with turning 25 is that no matter how much you dance or how unserious you are, the clay begins to harden, and the things — and the people — that happen to you get stuck within the little crevices. They harden too; trapped within you and impossible to extract. This is how you become a person. And, if you’re lucky, an artist.

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