This first piece in Soft Science quickly confused and interested me. The ideas behind dreaming stars, mouths, and ghosts, but not allowing the sea to have the same limitations, is unsettling. If the sea is often regarded as something to be dreamed about, why can’t it have it’s own dreams? Is this symbolic of Asian American confines in which they are held to a fantasy level, but struggle themselves to obtain their dreams here due to American racism and stigma? And why is mouth it’s own antonym? The duality behind speech is present, but does it have to do more with Asian femininity and queer Asian rights?
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