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
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.
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.
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
wrestle is to dance with a Bear. And in the well-furnished
room in the house which was otherwise silent but not oppressively
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.
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.