Saturday, November 4, 2017

Humans of "Jack Goes Boating"

We had a lot of fun chatting with each of the characters from JACK GOES BOATING, in this interview series inspired by "Humans of New York."




"It's weird living here in New York. There are so many people and they don’t really want to talk about real things….they wanna talk about fake stuff..... handbags and how much pre-school is. It's like you meet somebody and all of a sudden BOOM you have sex. I just really have to feel my way through it. I dunno, I’m alone a lot. I just try to like breathe you know? I dunno, I just get very nervous and I talk a lot and then people think I’m weird. I don’t really feel like I fit in anywhere. I like life and I like death. If I really like escape its going to be into a book or like a really cool dystopian TV show or something. I have weird flashes in my head sometimes...flashes from past memories. Like when I was ten my little cousin died. He drowned in the lake, I was supposed to be watching him and all of a sudden he was like gone and I was blamed. They say right before you die that you can see spirits and they kind of guide you to the other side. My mom was blind but when she died her eyes focused like she was seeing something."


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"Monogamy is a tricky thing. It's an ideal that we have, I don’t know where it came from. We want others to be faithful to us, but internally it's a hard thing to fight or to resist the urge or the impulse. I've been there, I’ve been cheated on, it hurts. I feel like, maybe I’m like a toddler. You know how toddlers always want their toys even if they aren't playing with them? So it's like the second you pick up a toy that the toddler hasn’t played with in like a month they get jealous and desperately want the toy back.... you know? It's hard and I guess that kind of paints me in a negative way but..yeah it's not easy. Like I don’t want to hurt the person I'm with …that's never my intention but human attraction is so powerful. Sometimes I wonder why we even have the ability to be sexually attracted to multiple people at once."


"So...umm...I wouldn’t say that there's a lot that I got like going on you know... I live at home with my the basement. You know, it's kinda cold but it's nice, you know, to have a place. I don’t really have a lot in the way of room but I think I’m gonna work for the MTA. Like, I wanna work the tracks. I don’t really wanna be working with, like, people. I just wanna get to know the underbelly of the city, there are all these like places underground that like nobody knows about with all these hidden tunnels. I think I just really wanna get to know that."


"Things are so shitty. I miss my husband, we’re together but I miss him because he’s just not like how he used to be. And I’ve made a lot of mistakes and he’s made a lot of mistakes and I just need us to be able to like move forward....but he’s not able to do that. I need my husband to not be a child. I just miss being young and in love. We were so carefree and had sex like all the time. Oh my god, it was crazy. Anything you can imagine... we did it. Anything under the sun, even if it hadn’t been invented yet. He used to be just the right combination of both gentle and masculine, it was really great."

Photos by Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia.

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