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Beast at Home


"We are familiar by now with the idea of our own unconscious as foreign territory...The Other where we least expect to find it.  If Utopia is an imagined, distant and longed-for place, (and dystopia a distant place we fear), we need to make this interior zone a focus in discussions about connection to place.


For years I looked for meaning in the bond we have with some or other place.  Nationhood and history must count for something. But I think I understand a little better now that what we desire so fiercely is somewhere even more remote than motherland.


B Alice 2010   

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