Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Almost Happy

Larry Wolf, Spring (2024)


Hampir, the Indonesian for almost, only a letter away from vampir -- the bloodsucking demon.

What does it mean to be happy? Also, what does it mean to be almost happy?

To almost get in, to be almost accepted, to be almost there, but, at the same time, to be not there/accepted/in.

So, in a world where we celebrate disneyfied heterosexualities, for queer folks, what is happiness?

Often, it becomes the bloodsucking demon, the vampir, the hampir.

Translated by Tiffany Tsao

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