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 ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND 
THE TIME OF THE OBJECTS
On special occasions we used to open champagne bottles and toast the unexpected, the fortunate, the well deserved, the truly awesome. On special occasions, we threw confetti, we dressed up, we cast caution to the wind. On special occasions, we did things we don’t usually do and all bets were off and it was so much fun, and we looked forward as we slid back into the mundane and the quotidian to the next special occasion. And the next one and the one after that, and we lived lives punctuated by odd eruptions of celebration, chance encounters with glamor and temporary immersions in utopian experiments with the unlikely, the possible and the still to come.
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ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND 
THE TIME OF THE OBJECTS
Jack Halberstam
Los Angeles, 2014

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