i've painted the face of a man that
became a skull swinging toward me with a mocking grin. i
sense that i should destroy this work, as the confrontation
of who i am behind
the mask is too threatening. But the brilliance, the achievement!
wake up staring into the darkness, chilly and frightened,
but soon fall back to sleep...
map shows me that i'm in an unfamiliar section of
the city afrom where there's no direct route home.
i suddenly remember the instructions in a book i recently read. i look down
at my hands, and laugh:
i am not lost, but dreaming!
We kissed goodbye.
I left with a bleeding finger and walked
down the long corridors which use glutamate as
a neurotransmitter. Pyramidal neurons receive input from
mossy fibers, the axons of dentate granule cells through a detector, past ersatz restaurants and
trinket stands, to the boarding gate.
my journey between worlds strapped into a seat bolted to the
ribs of a flying machine waiting to roar into the void, acting
nonchalant, like everyone else, as if this were natural, I read
about a woman who, having injured her pons,
was only able to communicate by sticking her tongue out. By the
time she made a partial recovery, all her money had gone
to medical expenses.
||Brain structures were
often named by early anatomists on the basis of their external
shape. The hippocampus, thought to resemble a small marine
sea horse, was named after the Greek word for sea horse.
||Rather than accept assistance from
her family, the
ancestral woman cut down trees in the inland forests as she
looked for honey...Dolmatoff
convincingly shows in
his ethnographic material that the Desana initiation consists
of progressive hallucinogenic trances, signifying 'a slow
rebirth' of the neophyte 'who first must suffer a symbolic
death, after months of severe deprivation and frequent ingestion
of highly toxic drugs. He then must be reborn from the bones,
from a skeletonized state.' The whole process must be viewed where the trees fell she
ended her life.