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You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. “Floods” is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is emotional memory — what the nerves and the skin remember as well as how it appeared. And a rush of imagination if is our “flooding.”

Toni Morrison, excerpt from “The Site of Memory,” What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction   (via herkindoftea)

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ξύρροια μία, ξύμπνοια μία, ξυμπαθέα πάντα·

Hippocrates, On Nutriment (περὶ τροφῆς).

"There is one confluence; there is one common breathing; all things are in sympathy."

Trans. W. H. S. Jones (1868) [x].

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My dear friend, Kayelyn Louder, has been missing since 9/27. The local media will not pick up the story. Being a missing person who is 30 without children or a husband in Utah does not make for a human interest story. We need your help. Please repost her info anywhere possible and help contact Utah news outlets asking them to share her story.

#findkayelyn

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Utah news outlet twitter handles:

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www.facebook.com/fox13newsutah

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www.facebook.com/pages/KUTV-Channel-2-News/145023108863625

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Being alone in our present society raises an important question about identity and well-being.

[…]

How have we arrived, in the relatively prosperous developed world, at least, at a cultural moment which values autonomy, personal freedom, fulfillment and human rights, and above all individualism, more highly than they have ever been valued before in human history, but at the same time these autonomous, free, self-fulfilling individuals are terrified of being alone with themselves?

[…]

We live in a society which sees high self-esteem as a proof of well-being, but we do not want to be intimate with this admirable and desirable person.

Sara Maitland in How to Be Alone

Song: “Lonesome” by Dr. Dog

Say “death” and the whole room freezes–
even the couches stop moving,
even the lamps.
Like a squirrel suddenly aware it is being looked at.

Say the word continuously,
and things begin to go forward.
Your life takes on
the jerky texture of an old film strip.

Continue saying it, hold it moment after moment inside the mouth,
it becomes another syllable.
A shopping mall swirls around the corpse of a beetle.

Death is voracious, it swallows all the living.
Life is voracious, it swallows all the dead.
neither is ever satisfied, neither is ever filled,
each swallows and swallows the world.

The grip of life is as strong as the grip of death.

(but the vanished, the vanished beloved, o where?)

Jane Hirshfield - Poem With Two Endings