Ancient traditions: "The written, printed (and digital) page, like any linguistic practice, brings into action a theory of language and a historicity of discourse...Each page is a scene: that of its practice of discourse, the practice of rationality, of a theory of language. Whether the page be dense or sparse, the scene is ancient." H. Meschonnic, Critique du rythme. Paris, France, 1982. p.303.

frozen: "The petrification of acquired knowledge--the freezing of spiritual things--allowing itself to be placed like an inert content in the mind and so be handed on, frozen, from one generation to another, is not real transmission..." E. Lévinas, L'Au-delà de verset. Paris, France, 1982. p.99.

remembering: "for the Greeks the matter that required remembering was figured as a 'silva' or woods, and Aristotle characterizes the use of topics as hunting for arguments where they are to be found, just as one looks for animals in the woods. Wasn't it Aristotle who said, in answer to the question 'does a thing have being?', 'does a bear shit in the woods?'" G. Ulmer. Invent-L@Lists.ufl.edu. 27 March 2001.

keen nose: The sense of smell is a minor function of the temporal lobe. Signals from the nose enter the brain through the olfactory bulb, which is a part of the limbic system. Some of this information may be passed on to the temporal lobe for higher integration and processing. Temporal-parietal areas are also involved in storing auditory forms of words. The posterior temporal lobe is critical in storing the meaning of words, as well as hearing. Wernicke's area, which is located in the temporal lobe, helps in the comprehension of language. It borders on the auditory projection area, and makes the temporal lobe crucial in the integration of aural information.

"Smelling and sniffing are associated with animal behavior. If olfaction were his most important sense, man's linguistic incapacity to describe olfactory sensations would turn him into a creature tied to his environment. Because they are ephemeral, olfactory sensations can never provide a persistent stimulus of thought. Thus the development of the sense of smell seems to be inversely related to the development of intelligence." A. Corbin, The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination. Cambridge, MA., 1986. p.6. Humans, then, may have sacrificed their olfactory abilities for language-oriented intelligence, both oral and written. However, it could be that Sasquatch has sacrificed neither.

waiting: "the ceremonial life was addressed largely to the ends of a covenant with the animals, of reconciliation, veneration, and assurance that in return for the beasts' unremitting offering of themselves as willing victims, their life-blood should be given back in a sacred way to the earth, mother of all, for rebirth." J. Campbell, The Way of the Animal Powers. New York, 1983.

Jabès had: "A book about 'God and the world.' About everything. A book sui generis: an untold story forms the pre-text for rabbinical commentaries, poems, aphorisms, word-play with philosophical implications, and reflective, densely metaphorical prose. Shifting voices and constant breaks of mode let silence have its share and allow for a fuller meditative field than possible in linear narrative or analysis.
"A book about the word. Between scream and silence. The word through which we become human. Other. The word which is our mirror and our wound."
R. Waldrop, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès. Middletown, CT., 2002. p.2.

is rarely damaged: www.neuroskills.com/tbi/boccipit.html.."One of the strangest is blindsight. A person with blindsight claims that they have no vision at all, but can, when asked, point to or identify objects at a distance unconsciously. Other lesions have been known to cause an inability to identify faces. This inability is called prospagnosia. Lesions can also cause writing impairments (agraphia) and an inability to recognize words (alexia). Disorders of the occipital lobe have been known to cause illusions and visual hallucinations. The illusions can cause objects to appear larger or smaller than they really are, or they can make an object appear to be a different color than it really is. As in almost all areas of the brain, once damaged, the occipital lobe is difficult to repair.” (Ibid.)