The Dream of Seamless Movements: A Neo-Aesopian Tale
He had roamed the globe, drifting from one place to another, never finding a haven to call his own. The dwelling of his youth had been relinquished when his family ventured to a far-off land, and his subsequent abodes had all felt transient and ephemeral. A yearning for serenity and permanence had taken root within him, an ache to feel anchored. Finally, weariness from ceaseless wandering overtook him, and he resolved to construct a space that would serve as a spatial memoir of his life.
With the utmost care and precision he assembled the fragments of his past, gathering the spaces of significance he had inhabited and conveying them to a secluded locale. He arranged them deliberately, erecting a life-size model of his existential topography. The structure took shape as he meticulously montaged each component, envisioning the sequence of spaces and the prevailing shell. His spatial memories comprised his childhood home, the treehouse he had built with his mother, the fishing boat he had spent countless afternoons on with his grandfather, the small apartment possessed upon exodus, and other places he had wandered throughout his life.
He embarked upon an arduous odyssey, employing various modes of transportation including planes, trains, and cargo ships to retrieve his memories from every corner of the world. Some fragments were lost or damaged along the way, while others seemed to have forgotten their place in the original structures. Nonetheless, he persisted, substituting missing components with materials from distant locations or reinterpreting them through a reassembly process.
From afar, the edifice endured the form he had envisioned, but within, the spaces had metamorphosed into a deviated monster. As time passed, the sheer volume of combustibles needed for preserving and expanding the building twisted the coveted site into a grimy and barren landscape of insatiable desires.
He contemplated the paradoxical nature of modernity, founded upon the promise of effortless mobility, yet resulting in the degradation of materiality and memory over time and space. The passage of time corroded his memory, just as the movement of space diminished the substance of the parts themselves. His memoir was reconstructed, yet ultimately an impaired and fierce collection of embezzled geographies.