A still life

A still life is a static state filled with vibratory motion, or resonance. A quivering in the stability of a category or a trajectory, it gives the ordinary the charge of an unfolding. It is the intensity born of a momentary suspension of narrative, or a glitch in the projects we call things like the self, agency, home, a life. Or a simple stopping. ... It can turn the self into a dreaming scene, if only for a minute.

Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects, 19.