The King's Birthday

What happens between birthdays that changes how we think of them.
[I think exhibition catalogs are shelved chronologically at CalArts]
quotes from the beginning of the text, reasonably
If by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead Brand Bookman is reading aloud to a customer-trader a printout in binder sleeve of Kamikaze general's death poem. Has copies for whoever visits wants, while I look at bookmarks 'unhearing'. How can we expect the fragrance to last

having seen too much
have collected enough information to make some step|
, but am unable
the rest overflows ineffectually
or worse is looked to hopefully into disappointment