Academic journal article Chicago Review

The Precision We Need Is of Another Earth

Academic journal article Chicago Review

The Precision We Need Is of Another Earth

Article excerpt

It is claimed by certain Indian yogis that suspended animation is indeed possible, that the heart may be stopped and maintain silence underground for a period of hours or days.

But you just can't fake the breakdown of the cell wall, the mysterious foam, the opaque eye.

Can't fake the "child" emerging from behind the "curtain." According to Buber, the Zulu word for far away is there where someone cries out, O mother, I am lost.

Some people argue that, i norder to know anything at all, you have to do drugs all day long.

So come O clarity and bear me away on your silver arms! Come out amd teach me stuff!

On one hand, this is an appeal to the universe. On another, it is a love letter to a sailor-the first sailor in the world-that is, the one who guides his craft beyond the empyreal doorjamb.

On the other side, a voice: Hello, sailor!

As I age, things become clearer-clearer and clearer. Saying that is a sort of joke. …

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