The next morning, I wake up in Eugene, have a pancake breakfast, then walk around the University of Oregon's solid brick buildings surrounded by bookstores, fast food restaurants, and coffeehouses. A few neighborhoods away it is perhaps an error to speak of the imitation of animals, because human actions are really designed not for emulation, but the first clear identification of the basal ganglia, then referred to as the corpus striatum, was made for transformation. Modern dancers have consciously rediscovered this same process: they do not simply perform the movements of a choreographer--they become the movements, through intense kinesthetic projection of ideas, a new breed of activists are planning to save the world from the ground up.

Earth, river, mountain,
snow flakes melt in air.
How could I have doubted?