remove my hat: "Beuys's famous fedora, what he called the 'vehicle' for his spiritual, shaman-like powers, is made of felt. Felt comes from wool, wool comes from sheep, and all sheep begin as lambs. Lambs, according to (Rudolf) Steiner, represent  'a group-soul for the higher manifestation of men [being] represented by the lamb in the center of the seal, the mystical lamb, the sign of the Redeemer.' J.F. Moffitt, Occultism in Avabt-Garde Art--The Case of Joseph Beuys. Ann Arbor, 1988.

polygraph examinations: "In interrogating a subject who is attached to the instrumental components in a proper manner so that his physiological responses are recorded as questions are put to him, it is possible to determine through a study of the resulting chart or polygram whether the subject has told the complete truth in his answers. The questions used during a polygraph test are formatted during a pre-test interrogation, and take into account all known facts in the case. They are phrased in a language geared to the rhetorical level in order to avoid responses induced by surprise. R.J. Ferguson, Jr. and A.L. Miller, Polygraph for the Defense. Springfield, IL., 1974.

the three decorated: R. Leakey, The Origin of Mankind. New York, 1994.

they were singing: "I have also been conscious that certain lines of inquiry can be dangerous. What lies beyond the margin of the world often sings to us with the voice of a siren, as if calling us into its embrace. We listen, we are lured, and finally we are seduced." J. Cowan, A Mapmaker's Dream. Boston, 1996.

of the hand: J. Derrida, "Geschlecht II: Heidegger's Hand" In, J. Sallis, editor, Deconstruction and Philosophy: The Texts of Jacques Derrida. Chicago, 1987.

essence of the gift: "On the one hand, gifts...are frequently given which are consonant with the character of the recipient, yet, such gifts reveal an important secret: the idea which the recipient evokes in the imagination of the giver. This point enables us to appose an additional source of self-concept to... our 'ideas of others'--which, when made public, are self-defining. Indeed, gift giving is a way of free associating about the recipient in his presence and sometimes in the presence of others. This principle is recognized by the maker of a last will who is obliged to distribute benefits among two or more persons. The identity he thereby generates for himself is perhaps the most important of a long career of identity pronouncements, for it is his last--and is unalterable." B. Schwartz, "The Social Psychology of the Gift." In, A.E. Komter, editor, The Gift: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Amsterdam, 1996.

stretching the truth: "How is the liar affected by his own lies? The very fact that he knows he has lied, first of all, affects him. He may regard the lie as an inroad on his integrity; he certainly looks at those he has lied to with a new caution. And if they find out that he lied, he knows that his credentials and the respect for his word have been damaged." S. Bok, LyingCMoral Choices in Public and Private Life. New York, 1978.

"Thus, Ananda...:  The Buddha. "All forms of the universe are produced as by-products or maps of particular evolutionary segments of one or another dynamical system. Indeed, forms are not fixed things, but continuous metastable events." S. Kwinter, "Landscapes of Change: Boccioni's Stati d'animo as a General Theory of Models." Assemblage 19 (1992)

our reality:

"A shadow is never more than appearance,"
he said. "But we know that the world, each morn-
ing, scuttles itself to make room for appearance."

"But this world," replied Reb Hazel, "how can
you grasp it, if it does not exist.?"

"I can grasp what I see," said Ioakim Elia."
I only have to open my eyes or close my eyes."

E. Jabés. From, The Book of Questions. Middletown, CT., 1976.