Lightly my toes touch
pushing me off again,
like Nijinsky defying gravity as
he floated across the stage;
or the anonymous shamans who painted visions
on the walls of paleolithic caves; or Carlos Castaneda
asking his teacher, "Did I really fly?" Or a lung-gom-pa.
At the Pueblo Indian Cultural
Center, two masked dancers tread into
a room bells on ankles tinkling to drumbeats, feathered arms wheeling, dipping....my
feet, too, begin to stamp,
raising the sparks from embers thought long dowsed out.
Yesterday, a man was escorted
from the lobby of a Ramada Inn, into the cold street. Sitting
in a cafe we miss the monumentality of the carved
friezes, the mobility of Lascaux, the animal portraiture
of Altamira, and in their view,
the basal ganglia mediate rule-guided behavior, whereas the
frontal cortex provides alternatives that incorporate context-dependent
processing. This can also be seen as an example of the integration
of implicit encoding in the basal ganglia and explicit processing
in the frontal cortex. This frontal cortex-basal ganglia
serves the elusive, delicate movement of La Pasiega.
It is as though here alone, this
morning, I saw the same man pushed out another door.
an Indian be homeless in New Mexico?"
"When words lose their soul, we are
all homeless," he
|As I walked
home, a loud voice came from a park, "Do you have a
cigarette? Do you know what time it is? What's the name of
this park?" A young man wanting to talk.
me he was from Orlando, and was here to buy horses. He liked
Florida, but wanted to live in Albuquerque and become a chef.