I am afraid of silence
I am afraid of the dark
I am afraid to fall down
I am afraid of insomnia
I am afraid of emptiness
Is something missing?
Yes, something is missing and always will be missing
The experience of emptiness
What are you missing?
I am imperfect but I am lacking nothing
Maybe something is missing but I do not know and therefore do not suffer
Empty stomach empty house empty bottle
The falling into a vacuum signals the abandonment of the mother
Publication excerpt from Louise Bourgeois, I Am Afraid, 2009.