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General Energy

I sought in vain this morning for the place in Bataille’s books that, some years ago now, inspired in me an unforgettable “epiphany.” It has to do, at bottom, with the question of energy and exuberance, and with the rhythms … Continue reading

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At the End of a Still Day

At the End of a Still Day in the Hut Martin Heidegger September 12th, 1931 Rare days, that want to become a blessing for us. And how often do we fail to hear their step, quieter than a deer on … Continue reading

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ARROW SHAVINGS

ARROW SHAVINGS 1. I rest my hand on your head, bowed in prayer in stress, weeping, out here in never-after-never land, where listening alone kept life alive, welcoming in you my death, how I feel. How could I have gone … Continue reading

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Ravensbrück

After returning from a daylong trip to a concentration camp is perhaps the only time I can allow myself to say with all the critical gusto I can muster, and to every one of my friends: there is nothing to … Continue reading

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The Stranger Day Letter

The Stranger Day Letter 1.28.15 If today were Stranger Day, I would thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for being strangers. I would even dare to say that you all are “my” strangers, who I am proud … Continue reading

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Disquietude

What, dost thou weep? Come nearer. Then I love thee Because thou art a woman, and disclaim’st Flinty mankind, whose eyes do never give But thorough lust and laughter. Pity’s sleeping. Strange times, that weep with laughing, not with weeping! … Continue reading

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MECHANICS

Words toppled on top of words–to assert what? Everything forgotten? Everything started anew? Origin reiterated? I, upholding my faith in you?– But happiness leaves no record in the observable universe. Of love there are only traces and welcome tears. A … Continue reading

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