Have you ever fallen in love fast, and then become really obsessed? Like, really obsessed. Like you recognize a kindred spirit, and over years of observation become so obsessed that you just want to be a part of this entity, like, belong to it somehow?
And then, sometimes, it goes away, and there’s a hole in your life that nothing else can fill, and you just kind of try to struggle through your days, somewhat diminished because a thing you love has abandoned you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Sometimes life just continues that way, sadly, I guess, until time and further disappointment dull the edges of your fresh pain.
But sometimes, when love is real and good things triumph, the thing you love comes back to you. And you get to be a part of it.
The Believer is back, is what I’m saying, and in Issue #115 (Oct/Nov ’17), I have an interview with the DIA’s own Nii Quarcoopome about the Fante Asafo flags of coastal Ghana. It is an obsession nested in an obsession.
I am so happy The Believer has found its way back into the world, and star-struck beyond belief that I get to be a part of it, in some small way, after all these years. So go get your copy!! Or better yet, subscribe!! You will never regret it – it’s fascinating articles written entirely by people who are obsessed with stuff. Like, crazy obsessed.