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"A haunted society is full of ghosts,

and the ghost always carries the message...that the gap between personal and social, public and private, objective and subjective is misleading in the first place. That is to say it is leading you elsewhere, it is making you see things you did not see before...your relation to things that seemed separate or invisible is changing." Avery Gordon, Ghostly Matters p 98

"So let's do that."

"Pick a subject, anyway: daffodils. Look, the daffodils are out.  Read More 
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Pause Traveller

As if I’d come overcome by feverish passion to mistake fluidity for stability: to see mountains in the green waves breaking around a boat. Should I have said “I know you’ll read her diary”? Would she have turned to me, eager to protect her brother, and let the unbidden word come to her lips: “Who won’t?” I’d actually wanted back in at another point entirely: to intervene. I had no desire to be walking in Grasmere with the sister and brother, and also no desire to be here writing the words “I had no desire.”  Read More 
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