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An Ear to the Ground #6

It is to save man from the fear of death, so that he may be able to die!
To go forward into death! Not backwards into the womb. Out of the quicksands, out of the stagnant flux! This is the winter of life, and our drama is to secure a foothold so that life may go forward once again. But this foothold can only be gained on the dead bodies of those who are willing to die.

-Henry Miller, Wisdom of the Heart

The Hanging Garden by DALDOCE0

[Marcelo Daldoce – The Hanging Garden]

Things that Talk: Animism

This is a great read on what makes objects come alive. Michael Taussig gives references to Walter Benjamin, storytellers and shamans. A look at the workers plight and the way objects gain souls through Continue reading An Ear to the Ground #6