Academic journal article Hecate

On a Clear Day

Academic journal article Hecate

On a Clear Day

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something was happening inside her left ear. and what bothered her most was the fact that she could neither look nor climb into it to see what was going on. it wasnt a matter of visiting a g.p. for a diagnosis or treatment of this ear. for she liked what she thought was happening in there but she did at times get frustrated having to be on the outside of her body denied real access to the occurrences within that chamber, year after year the existence of a more satisfactory world than the present one pressed itself upon her imagination, she caught glimpses of it, sensations of its rhythms within this ear of hers but its certainty tended to elude her, to really remain in the vicinity of light years away, particularly after a cleaning session with cotton buds from which emerged nothing more evidential than the yellow smears of wax. but the profanity of these discharges dampened her enthusiasm only for as many moments as it took to drop these buds into the wastebin and walk out of the bathroom, for she had faith and belief in her hunches about the true character of her inner ear. on a clear day she could see, with eyes open or closed, whether washing up, dusting, waiting for a train, or standing in a supermarket queue, an image of this place within, it held an unusually deep and calm sea containing all the moods of blueness it was neither cold nor exposed, but perfectly temperatured, with a surface of small waves rippling in their ripplingest way, utopian waves. she felt she knew this place though she'd never actually been there, and within its waters were grottoes and large soft rocks: benign custodians of an aqueous, bottomless world. as she looked she realised this was a place where she could stay forever without realising it was forever. she could lounge about, lazily treading water or float on her back like a lotus eater. …

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