-Jacques Derrida, The Post Card
John Everett Millais, "Bubbles" (1886)
Postcards are alienations from life
the two-dimensionalization of existence
They are symbols of how beauty can be disconnected from context
until it is a superfluous gesture
They do not say, 'wish you were here'
but 'where are you?'
('where am I?')
I am trapped in flatness