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February 10, 2018

spacer when you live in a boom town that is
constantly plowing itself under, any travel to the
periphery is like going back in time. this scene at a
consignment art gallery in kent reminded me of what
 seattle was like 20 years ago--affordable retail space,
complimentary snacks and beverages, and a distinctly
burning man vibe of drums, firedancing, and a largely
high-tech neo-pagan folk art aesthetic. the mood was
also somehow more relaxed. seattle's rapidly getting
richer and blander, but what's most disconcerting is
how the sense of it as a continuous place is constantly
eroding. oh well, i'll spare you my colonialist tears.
this entire region was irrevocably
changed 200 years ago, and it is
bound to become even more
unrecognizable by and by.