This essay expands on writing, thinking, talking, and walking undertaken in collaboration with London-based writer Mary Paterson. Throughout our collaboration Mary has asked questions about place, migration, identity, and belonging. Questions that are mostly unanswerable. Questions that I’ve tried to answer anyway. Because speaking about the unspeakable with someone comes as a relief. Building on a series of keynotes presented 2018-2019, this essay is structured around keyframes, a term borrowed from animation. Echoing the timeline feature common to animation, audio, and video editing softwares, this essay is designed to be read in a long horizontal scroll.