Aside 47: There Is No Skill

Suddenly, I feel like a student again. I don’t know how to parse the world, I don’t know what it wants from me, I don’t know how to react to it. I don’t know how it’s socially acceptable to react to it anymore.

I can learn how to cook, how to clean, I can learn how to iron. I have the mental faculties and physical capabilities to acquire these abilities, and if I can not do them well, then I will one day at least perform them adequately. That should not be beyond me.

But there is no skill that I can learn that will put another human being in this flat with me. That is terrifying.

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