March 2010

Running

March 30, 2010

I am late again. I have to get to a meeting across town in half-an-hour. I lock my office and round the corner to the stand in front of the elevator doors. I push the button and wait impatiently, thinking about the bus and the walk at the other end and wondering if I will […]

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Physical geometry

March 30, 2010

The geometry of the body Physics of physicality Curves and corners Folds and lines Soft and hard Hairy Greasy Smelly Damp Scaly And that’s just the outside What holds it all together? At once balanced with rickety grace The strain of staying upright Walking tall Bones and ligaments, a tangled construct Pulling together Taut, uncertain […]

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This is me

March 27, 2010

I am on the bus. It is Tuesday morning and a complicated public transport day. I drive to the bus pad on the freeway several miles from home. That way, when my colleague drops me off at my car at nine o’clock each Tuesday night, she does not have to stray too far from her […]

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Blind

March 27, 2010

On this day, I am walking to the Macarthur BART station along 40th Street. It is a winter day and the streets are still wet with the rain. The wind is cold and fresh on my face. There is that wet smell in the air – wet leaves and grass, wet sidewalk and road. As […]

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