Published in Catalogue, 2016
I can’t exactly isolate one factor that influenced me as a child to believe so prodigiously in the concept of a one true love. I can only assume I picked up the concept somewhere between witnessing the unwavering solidity of my parent’s marriage, Hugh Grant movies, and listening to Jeff Buckley’s desperately romantic wailing every night. Then there was everything I learnt from Hedwig and the Angry Inch as an early teen: we are all lonely beings lingering in wait for the other halves we were violently torn from at the beginning of everything. And my soul mate will probably look like Michael Pitt (or, you know, just be Michael Pitt).