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While We're Home

TRANSPORT GROUP’S WEEKLY COLUMN SERIES

While We’re Home is a weekly newsletter series of essays reflecting on Transport Group’s 20-year history from our leadership, alumni artists, and friends.  Filled with humorous insight, personal growth, creative struggles and successes, we hope these columns will stand as a testament to the joys found in the process of collaboration through our 20-year catalogue. Check back each week for a new installment.  

AUGUST 7

SURPRISES THAT SHOULDN’T BE SURPRISING

BY DEBORAH ABRAMSON

We thought we already knew about our own frailty.  Didn’t we.  We thought we already knew how dangerous we could be to each other.  Didn’t we?  Not quite like this, we didn’t.  Even while loving you, I could hurt you.  I could speak words of love to you, and, with that literal same breath, infect you.  So gravely.  And never know it.

And, by the way, while I’m still shaken from that realization, it also turns out that I could care for you very much but simultaneously wound you permanently because of my naive thoughts about your race, your gender, your age, your differences from me, your right to occupy one little patch of earth.