"how do we find each other?
it repeated in my head as more and more people packed into the enormous square. the 'we' of it: people lost in the vast thickets of the world. people lost among people, since there wasn't anything else. the world was people, which made the prospect of two finding each other more desolate. it was like finding a lover, pure chance and missed connections. it was finding a lover." - rachel kushner, 'the flame throwers'