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Readers Write

Tabula Rasa

Writer’s craft, education, politics

September 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Tabula Rasa

I have a question (many as a matter of fact). I find that asking questions is the first activity of the awakened other. This other — the awakened stranger, the child of Self — is helpless and vulnerable as an infant curled, before the cord’s cut, lying on the curve of the mother’s belly. Once the cord is cut, the first breath (in or out? the question is enormous) having been delivered, the other is seeded, like a grain of sand in an oysterling, waiting for the moment when the flesh becomes aware and begins to create the pearl of wisdom.

November 1975
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Tabula Rasa

I entered John Umstead Hospital (Butner), on, or around the 13th of March, 1975.

June 1975
Readers Write

Work

Figuring out what you really want, barely making ends meet, looking busy

February 1974
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