of pain: "The 'Portland (Oregon) Underground'
tunnels, more popularly known as the 'Shanghai Tunnels',
of buildings that connected to other buildings through
brick and stone archways that were intersected with tunnels
under the streets, linking block to block. These 'catacombs'
or 'tombs', as they were sometimes called, created a unique
of passages and thoroughfares that were used by unscrupulous
individuals called 'shanghaiiers' or 'crimps', in addition
to 'white slavers'
who grabbed women and sold them into prostitution." http://www.members.tripod.com/cgs-mthood/shanghai_tunnels_FAQ.htm.
"The stone mound has grown over the
years from a cairn originally intended to mark the cabin site.
On the sign is a quote from Walden: 'I went to the woods because
I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential
facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.' The
stone posts in the back mark the actual site discovered in 1945. " J.
Weishaus, Reality Dreams.
"Is the myth
still here? Or has it been retorted into a quiddity of ink? I
walked around the pond munching on a dry tuna sandwich, aimlessly
a few leaves, beneath which I dowsed this water as a tributary
of a vast chthonic network that riddles the earth, charted by what he calls 'abnormal water'
by reference to what he considers to be universal features of
human religion: the veneration of water, the tendency of the human
to dichotomize, and the association of caves with the human womb,
with birth or maturity, with the underworld, and ultimately,
with shamans in whose visions we must
ground: "This is the 'great lady' who sends the black-winged
dreams and is appropriately the mother of Themis ('Justice'). This
spiritual side of her can be distinguished, on the other hand,
from the physical Ge to whom grains and fruits were given (Ge-Demeter)....In
other words, even the earth and nature have their psychic function
as well as their terrestrial ones, and one may serve the earth
and be on the ground in more ways than one, i.e., through psychic
activities, and not only through natural ones." J.
Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld. New York, 1979.
Bunman: E. Wiesel, "Inside a Library." In, From
the Kingdom of Memory. New York, 1992. "Interpretation
implies the bursting open of literary space: the text is no longer
to be considered in its linearity, but its spatiality, its volume.
Or perhaps we should say that the bursting open of the text is
what will allow the passage from the line-text to the volume-text." M-A
Ouaknin, The Burnt Book: Reading the Talmud. Princeton,
NJ., 1996. p.61.
of salmon: B. Peterson, Singing to the Sound.
Troutdale, OR., 2000. "After
fishing for chinook in the Columbia River, Rudyard Kipling wrote,
'I have lived! The American continent may now sink under the sea,
for I have taken the best it yields and the best was neither dollars
nor love nor real estate.'" T. Egan, The Good
Rain. New York, 1991. p.194.