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WALLPAPER EULOGY

Michele Finn Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This fall, I was both binge-watching Mad Men and reading Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary. I found myself obsessed with the Drapers' kitchen wallpaper while simultaneously admiring Barthes’ ability to lament his mother’s death in such short spurts. Writing "Wallpaper Eulogy" felt like releasing two-years of guilt in one night.