Repurposed: Kemore 51-Lb Capacity Icemaker
Because the human psyche is liable to crack during an episode of mourning, a Preservation Module is necessary to ensure productivity in the face of loss. Repurposed as such, Kenmore freestanding icemakers make effective and affordable Preservation Modules. To utilize your icemaker accordingly, first locate the Life-Wind-Inlet-Valve (conventionally termed “water inlet valve”) on the roof of the machine. During moments of happiness, hold the valve to your beloved’s mouth to funnel her breath into the ice-making chamber. Press the “ON/FREEZE” button to initiate the preservation process. The resulting ice should be kept in the freezer until needed. Should your beloved expire, place a single cube of ice on the bedside table. Clap twice to kill the lights. Relax. Drift off. The ice will melt, emitting a familiar exhaling noise as it releases your beloved’s breath into the room’s atmosphere. You will find her, your alveolar love, in a pink house corralled by a fence of curved bones. She’ll blow cool air in your ear, on your neck; try to hold your laughter inside. The house in your dream will swell like a balloon but its walls will not break.