I could speak: "'It's a form of resistance,' (Simon)
Oritz says..'.If there was not a body of literature, then Native
people would be invisible. Sometimes the tern "Indian" is
an abstract idea. But when we express ideas in literature,
then we have a valid body of expression that's totally ours.'" D.
Henry, "Native American Literature Grows." The Associated
Press, 4 March 2004.
next hair: "Hair is absent on the palms and soles,
and it appears to be quite short on the backs of the hands, upper
foot, and most of the face. They do not have the bare patch on
the chest like gorillas, nor anywhere else on the body, which is
reasonable considering their temperate-climate habitat. A few people
claim to have seen rather longer hair on parts of the head and/or
neck." G.S. Krantz, Bigfoot Sasquatch Evidence.
Blaine, WA., 1999. p.148.
an engine: Overheard
on a trolley, Lovejoy St., NW Portland, OR.
fluids: "This materialized departure
takes us away from the earth's matter. Such astonishing grandeur
is contained in this verse by Baudelaire, how this sudden image
goes to the heart of our mystery: 'O death, ancient captain, the
time has come! / Let us weigh anchor!'" G.
Bachelard, "The Charon Complex, The Ophelia Complex." Spring
deeper understanding: B. Swimme, "The Challenge
of Our Moment." What is Enlightenment? Spring/Summer 2003. The
passage continues: "...then, our fundamental challenge is
this notion of individuality, or we could say discontinuality.
We have this illusion that we are not connected, we're not part
of, we're separate from, and our entire economic and political
systems are based on that premise: the separation between the human
and the rest of the world."
Fir: "Though they are long-lived, they cannot live
indefinitely, nor can young fits grow in the dense shades the ancient
trees produce. Many changes take place in the forest while the
fir trees grow to maturity. It also took eons of time and inconceivable
numbers of plants, animals, and micro-organisms to prepare the
way for this magnificent forest." J.A. Macnab. In,
J.C. Dirks-Edmunds, Not Just Trees: The Legacy of a Douglas-fir
Forest. Pullman, WA., 1999. p.7.
as a tree: "The
Celts used strange and diverse means in regard to the disposal of
human remains. In one country, they were burned, and the native tree
furnished the wood for the pyre; in another, the Todtenbaum (tree
of death), hollowed out with a hatchet, served as a tomb for its
owner. This tomb was buried in the ground, unless it was delivered
to the river's current which was to carry it heaven knows where!" J.X.B.
Saintine, Myths of the Rhine. Akron, OH., 1903. Quoted in,
G. Bachelard, "The Charon Complex, The Ophelia Complex." Spring