Drawing influence from the evocative and often disorienting texts of William Faulkner, “Murmuring Bones” quotes a particularly striking line from his novel The Sound and the Fury:
And I will look down and see my murmuring bones and the deep water like wind, like a roof of wind, and after a long time they cannot distinguish even bones upon the lonely and inviolate sand.
This phrase is uttered by a distressed character who, later in the fragmented chapter, takes his own life. His mind unravelling, the character darkly fantasizes about seeing his own body deep in the Charles River.
“Murmuring Bones” aims to capture the elements of distress, disorientation, and the frantic turns of thoughts and fantasies experienced by a man fixated on time, change, loss, and death.