︎︎︎ Irina Varina

︎ Apr 27, 2023

we lived in a world where a hug was it. a complete and final entity. not a prelude to something more important. not a foreplay. not something to get over with quickly. or to dismiss. not a way to get something out of somebody. not a power play. not a game. not a road to accidentally find someone's lips. not grinding. not caressing. not a promise. we met and we hugged. for a long time. that was it.

Irina Varina makes theater and movies. Her writing has appeared in Hobart and Talkhouse.