The brink: John Clare. "Clare's horizon defines a conundrum: what can be the enclosing space that does not enclose? Horizon promises neither beginning nor end, but only the growing awareness that by describing a circle one has reached beyond the idea of either beginning or concluding." A. Fletcher, A New Theory for American Poetry. Cambridge, MA., 2004. p.20.

featureless horizon: "It is to the imagination that the sea appeals: but to face the sea in its unimaginable fury, to meet its own challenge, imagination must be abandoned, for it leads to self-isolation and fear." J. Berger, A Fortunate Man. Harmondsworth, England, 1967. p.52.

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Party Like An Animal: Poster of Salmon Nation: "Each drop of rain is a starting point for seeing the shape of our region in a new light. Raindrops build streams, and streams are nudged this way and that by the contours of the land. Separating one stream network from the next are hill and mountain crests, the backbones of the landscape. When we trace those ridgelines around the streams, our maps reveal a jigsaw pattern of drainage areas: watersheds. Piecing those watersheds together into a coherent whole, we arrive at a larger geography defined by the life and culture it supports: our bioregion, Salmon Nation." http://www.salmonnation.com/roots/index.html

 

 

wrestling: "To wrestle is to dance with a Bear. And in the well-furnished room in the house which was otherwise silent but not oppressively so, we danced. Bear and I." J. Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous. New York, 1991. p.135.

"a great problem for the researcher are those witnesses who have seen a Sasquatch, but who assume that they were looking at a bear. Such a rationalization seems quite likely in view of the fact that almost all Newfoundlanders accept the bear as a part of their world view, whereas few accept the Sasquatch. Thus, the simple statement, 'I saw a bear in the woods today,' may conceal an actual Sasquatch encounter." M. Taft, "Sasquatch-Like Creatures in Newfoundland: A Study in the Problems of Belief, Perception, and Reportage." In, M.M. Halpin and M.M. Ames, eds., Manlike Monsters on Trial. Vancouver, Canada, 1980. p.94.

my notion: S.M. Kosslyn, "What Shape Are a German Shepherd's Ears?" In, John Brockman, Editor, The New Humanists. New York, 2003. p.127. Kosslyn calls this the "Reality Simulation Principle," which "describes how to use mental images as stand-ins for actual objects — basically, how to manipulate reality." p.128.