Saturday, May 29, 2010

Impasse / Chronic / Asklepion II

The one who could not be healed
would go to sleep in the abaton
"not to be stepped into"
to dream of Asklepios
who would reveal the remedy
or the dream itself could cure

I side with opacity

because it's in the dark something changes

and we never see it

Etel Adnan from Beirut writes that she has never seen war

They say healing needs witnesses
a patient, reintegration into community

but mystery requires darkness
(No one young can see how / opacity lends protection not risk)

I don't think we see healing
as we don't see a child growing every day

our bodies do not tell stories but enlist them travel them become subject to

[It’s because I’m not a subject I light out for the territory]

our bodies prepare for future bodies
at every moment repairing aligning acting interpreting

for plants it is always night

"I passed cancer two years ago"

In Greek the idiom is chronologic rather than victorious

Healing takes place in the impasse / the sickness passes

Time is a living being
                        - Alma Kunanbaeva, Eurasian Shamanism as Healing,
                           Stanford 2005

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