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Entre Verano: Fin y Fronteras

Entre Verano: Fin y Fronteras

  La Frontera– a most obvious border. But there are other borders. In the heart’s cellar, sleepless, the east and the west, La Frontera, between the US and Mexico, a no man’s land. I find myself again I hate borders. in every shadow my dress has been torn My skin a border, my eyes and ears, my brain and somatosensory system, my being and umwelt, trapped. I want to be borderless. with nets or sheets, … Continue reading

Entre Verano Cuatro: Tierras Fronterizas

Entre Verano Cuatro: Tierras Fronterizas

  she breaks the tracery of delicate glass threads  I’m seeing patterns in borders, an emergent synchronicity of ideas that is undoubtably a mirage but that feels like an interesting space to inhabit–a strange space of joy. that marks the border Borders between the snake and the lizard, the snake and the quail, between me and the quail, between the human and nonhuman animal, between the natural and the anthropically created world, the snake, the … Continue reading

Entre Verano Tres: Con Los Cholís, En Sol, En Lluvia

Entre Verano Tres: Con Los Cholís, En Sol, En Lluvia

  To believe in the world, a person has to quiet thinking. I am sorry for how slow this is. I will give you five posts for my five days in Alamos this summer but, apparently, these posts will come very, very slowly. We had the experience One explanation is that it  [all that? everything?] finally broke me. But another is that I’m letting it go, sloughing it off, releasing it. It being, what? but missed the … Continue reading