rush: "Are there any foreign bodies who are not
irritants, nuisance, parasites, bloodsuckers, something that drains
and feeds off the system without contributing in return? Can foreign
bodies be a vital, productive part of the system, be recognized
as needing a place, a different place, to work and rest? Can they
poison and cure? There is no way that foreign bodies will easily
stay in place, no way that a system can expel all foreign bodies.
Forget pest control. We need transfusions." foreignbody
barking:"He loved dogs, but he knew them to be gross
outlines of the wolf. With diminished brains and congenital defects,
these abducted and enslaved forms are the mindless drabs of the sheep
flock, the udder- dragging, hypertrophied cow, the psychopathic racehorse,
and the infantilized dog who will age into a blasť touch-me bear,
paddling through the hospice wards until he has a breakdown and bites
hand." P. Shepard, Traces of an Omnivore. Washington, D.C., 1996.
where: "These cottage court apartments include
four hipped-roof buildings made up of fourteen units. Built in 1939
by the contractor H.W. Balay, they are located in the Raynolds Addition
neighborhood. The Raynolds Addition is itself a cohesive, smaller
downtown-area Albuquerque neighborhood whose significance is often
underappreciated in contrast to Old Town, Huning Castle, Huning Highlands,
and the Fourth Ward areas. Yet, it is an important, intact neighborhood,
with its wide variety of historic garden apartments, its older
bungalows and Southwestern style houses, and
its locaton near downtown." P. Pollock and A. Massmann, "The Balay
Apartments." The University of New Mexico, Department of Architecture, 1995.
primarily: J. Weishaus, From
alive:"I have no money,
no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. A year ago, six months ago,
that I was an artist. I no longer think about it, I am. Everything that
was literature has fallen from me. There are no more books to be written, thank
God. This, then? This is not a book." H. Miller,
The Tropic of Cancer. New York, 1961.
intrusive objects: J. Weishaus, "Initiation. " "When
he was still a young boy, his father took him into the bush and placed two large
quartz crystals against his breast. They vanished into his body, and he felt
them going through
him like warmth." The old man also gave him "some things like quartz
crystals in water. They looked like ice and the water tasted sweet. After that,
the boy could see
ghosts." M. Eliade, Australian Religions. Ithaca, NY., 1973.
skeleton to another:"The period of initiation strips
the shaman of all his social and mental habits as well as his religious
and philosophical ideas. To use a more graphic expression: he is
skinned, his bowels are torn out, and as happened to Saint Theresa,
the flesh is cut from his bones. He is literally chopped into pieces,
cooked, grilled, or fried. Eskimo shamans must be able to see themselves
as no more than a skeleton before they may accommodate the transitoriness
of our egocentric world. Tibetan yogins are said to meditate upon
death in charnel grounds until they experience a decomposition
of their bodies and perceive themselves as skeletons." H.
Kalweit, Dreamtime & Inner Space. Boston, 1988.
people point to the concentric layers of a dolomite boulder and say,
'There you are. You see. Stones also grow!' A rock weathered into an
unusual shape or a stone worn smooth by a river may be singled out
for special attention, perhaps even regarded with reverence as a resting
place for spirits. But the greatest respect is paid to stones that
have been involved in some way with animal life." L. Watson, Lightning
Bird. New York, 1982.
to death: "They ask her/what she'd think/if what
she/thought was rock/shook and/rumbled like/ hunger. if/what moved
inside/the rock was/not its/blood but an/itch on their/tongues. And/where
the bones./what it was/they'd be. refused/its care love/quit its
rattle,/while what/blood was in//the rock went/to
their/heads..." N. Mackey. From, "The Shower of Secret Things."
is not enough:T. Burckhardt, Art of Islam. World of
Festival Publishing Co., Ltd., 1976.