everything the velvet underground has graciously shared with us. they didn't 'trans-' anything. they didn't transgress, they didn't transcend. they didn't need to do any of that, because they're fine being with how it happens to be. and like, on a cheery miss america note, i realize we don't ever need to 'trans-' anything. everything is totally fine being how it happens to be. we actively take a role in being how it happens to be.