Friday, October 1, 2010
Most automatic, urgent thank you's are for things taken away - thank you's for being emptied, being allowed to relinquish unneeded unfittingness - or used-upness - things already gone, over, done.
Annie Dilliard supposed in 1974 that people dropping from planes say thank you, not please. Death: a welcome door opening to nothing.
Emily Dickinson wrote "Called back." Slipped through. Made it to the other side. How I got over. Emily indicated that she visited - was once led to see - who and where she was going. That she was biding her time living dead until she could rejoin that host - a cool place, undoingness, at one with estranged lovers alive or long gone ahead.
This week's rite was chosen by friend and fellow choreographer Paul Besaw.