I don’t know how this showed up in my mailbox (Going home, below) … while listening to Armenian music (Djivan Gasparian)… it was a perfect match. I read it over again… slowly, as I listened… the pace of the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvhU7Th9_OI
by William Michaelian
Am I truly limited by my senses, or are they, too, imagined? Can I prove my own existence? Is such proof desirable, or even necessary? What of my childhood, and everything else I am in the habit of believing I remember? Is memory a thing of the present? Is it a story told, and then countless times retold, changing and continuing of its own volition and accord? Drawing and writing; waking and dreaming; fiction and reality; life and death — I simply feel no need to know where, or if, one ends and the other begins. Does that make me strange? And yet what is strangeness, but the very delight of a beautiful, unaccountable world, ever the more vivid once we have learned to let it go?
By firmly gripping a pencil in grade school and beyond, I developed a callous on the middle finger…
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