rooted in ideas
February 28, 2008, 6:43 pm
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This goes a million miles deep toward explaining what it means to grow up between worlds:  is it that leaving the tangible, the earth, people, people’s culture, their judgments and pronouncements, makes a void that is naturally filled by intangibles like ideas and memory?  It seems to make sense that this between place, a strange new made-up world, catalyses where memory meets the new reality.

“people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories as much as in material things; people who have been obliged to define themselves – because they are so defined by others – by their otherness; people in whose deepest selves strange fusions occur, unprecedented unions between what they were and where they find themselves.”

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