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.

There’s something funny about biographies.