I removed the freeway from its temporal context. Overpasses, cloverleafs, exit ramps took on the personality of Mayan ruins for me. Without destination, without cessation, my run was often silent and empty; there were no increments, no arbitrary graduations reducing time to functional units. I abstracted and purified.
("Even Cowgirls Get the Blues")
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I think it shows that if you have one group of people doing it, you'll get another group of people doing it.
When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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