Geology of Heartbreak

Now that twice the amount of time has passed and subducted memories have resurfaced, I feel I can confess what happened 23 years ago without fear without shame …

Geology: Describes the structure of the Earth on and beneath its surface, the processes that have shaped that structure, and the histories of those rocks.

When his painful dormant memories were unexpectedly triggered, Stephen decided he wanted to remember more instead of suppressing them as in the past. Taking a cue from Nanasaki Ryosuke’s UNTIL I MEET MY HUSBAND, Stephen began to document those revived memories that he had never revealed to anyone in a series of candid chronological essays, a memoir of his struggles with bipolar depression, suicide, exile, relationships, immigration, discrimination; and how they shaped his life, his art and heart.

CURRENT CHAPTERS

  1. WEATHERING  [when soul is worn down]
  2. PETRIFICATION  [when one turns to stone]
  3. EROSION  [when self is undercut]
  4. TECTONICS  [when the heart shifts]
  5. TREMORS  [when ground falls away]
  6. SUBDUCTION  [when self is crushed]
  7. BOUNDARY  [when lines cross]
  8. METAMORPHISM [when stone transforms]
  9. ESCARPMENT – FALLING

CHAPTERS TO COME

  • Escarpment – Chimneying
  • Escarpment – Overhang
  • Cratering – Rim
  • Cratering – Basin
  • Cratering – Ejecta
  • Landslide  [when one is buried]
  • Deposition [when ashes land]

I sometimes wonder,
What is my capacity
for endless heartbreak

Geology (God Farts)

I. WEATHERING

when soul is worn down

II. PETRIFICATION

when one turns to stone

III. EROSION

when self is undercut

IV. TECTONICS

when the heart shifts

V. TREMORS

when ground falls away

VI. SUBDUCTION

when self is crushed

VII. BOUNDARY

when lines cross

VIII. METAMORPHISM

when stone transforms

IX. ESCARPMENT

FALLING

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