Kendra Greene

2021-07-21T23:36:32-04:00Articles, Art|

Kendra Greene Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home  Texan, Kendra Greene, comes with a story."When my sister bought her first house, its sale came on the condition that she take everything in the house. There were still clothes in the closet, food on the counter, dentures in the bathroom. Everything just as it was when someone came to evacuate the 87-year-old owner from the life he’d been living alone. There were also messages. Throughout the house: a veritable ledger of oil changes scrawled on the garage door. The words “cold backward” were written on the wall above a faucet, and 93 pieces of paper were scattered on the shelves next to a black rotary phone. White Envolopes And Monologes These notes were written on the back of manila envelopes, grocery bags torn into pages, a receipt, white envelopes opened at their seams and pressed flat. They read like transcripts or monologues. They remark variously on the quality of Australian wine and the cost of Chinese dinners. But mostly they chronicle the writer’s failing faculties. His fears about aging, and intense loneliness. After four decades in one place, his home has become something to escape. In his notes, he longs [...]