What is a biography?

Sometimes I get asked for a biography of myself.

Is there really such a thing as a biography?

After all, we are not really individuals. We are more like aspen colonies, all grown together but hiding the togetherness underground.

What is a biography but an alibi?

What is a biography but a ceremony?

Who gets to have a biography and who barely even gets counted in the statistics?

One thing at least is sure: that you can’t write about yourself without writing about others, since the comic fact is that we all have otherness inside ourselves and live inside other people too.

Biography is a comedy that we rarely know how to laugh at.