5.18.2010

A More Essential Way of Seeing and Feeling

“Gaol had opened up a wider gap in my mind and eyes, or had stripped both of a skin that had interfered with a more essential way of seeing and feeling.”

Ernie O’Malley wrote that in On Another Man’s Wounds. Replace “gaol” with “Ireland,” and I think that describes my time here.

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  1. I love that. And I relate.

  2. Mom had an interesting observation about the above quote…are you comparing Ireland to jail. Trapped by mono, perhaps?

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