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Mar 14, 2021

"not so much looking for the shape

as being available

to any shape that may be

summoning itself

through me

from the self not mine but ours." --A.R. Ammons

Blowing Open the Dusty Windows of Perception

"Certain places -- like where springwater falls over a slickrock ledge, sculpting the land of canyons, or where steam bubbles from dark cauldrons in Yellowstone while bison hunker nearby --have a power to radically alter my state of consciousness, such that suddenly my bodymind re-members the most expansive thoughts, ecstatic feelings, deepest mysteries, or the biggest cosmic questions of my life. It's almost as if I get something like a 'contact high' from the land."

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Consider the questions the author poses at the end of her piece, "Maybe your windows (or doors) of perception are never dusty or closed, but if they are, how do you open them? What do you see or feel, remember or imagine?"



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