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But to think about Eric now, after these years of pain, is to contemplate something incomprehensible to me. Separation. Of course I’ve thought about it. We both have. We’ve even done it. But because I’ve spoken the words, because I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s easy to see the beginnings of things and harder to see the ends. I can remember now with a clarity that makes the nerves at the back of my neck constrict when New York began for me, but I … Continue reading

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Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing.There are objects and people that disappear from your sight or knowledge or possession; you lose a bracelet, a friend, … Continue reading

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History originates from a fantasy. This is why I choose to start from the end, the product, the exhaust catapulted from the lips of a factory line. What is the fantasy, but a performance of desires around power, yet more … Continue reading

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Sometimes gaining and losing are more intimately related than we like to think. Some things cannot be moved or owned. Some light does not make it all the way through the atmosphere, but scatters. Excerpt fromĀ A Field Guide to Getting … Continue reading

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The whiteness of the page before it is written and after it is erased is and is not the same white, and the silence before a word is spoken and after is and is not the same silence. Snow falls … Continue reading

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OBJECT The totals or unities created by man in his attempts to understand and control the world. MASS a) Matter in general. b) The solid earth under one’s feet. SPACE The void, emptiness. Between things, above, about and below things, … Continue reading

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