The Locus of Perspective

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 14, 2018

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Where is often just as important as what. A man sits on the side of the road, staring into some lost distance; he is piteous. A man sits in a garden, staring into some lost distance; he is ponderous. A vagrant and a sage. A man brings a goat into an office, slits its throat, dashes the blood around the sides of a desk, and burns the corpse. A man brings a goat to a temple, slits its throat, dashes the blood around the sides of an altar, and burns the corpse. An offering and an awkward meeting with HR. A leaf gently floats down onto a pond; poetry. A leaf gently floats down into my drink; annoyance. A man takes aim and shoots at another man. A tragedy. A medal. Senseless. Dutiful. Is the battlefield a sacred space? Two spouses rip each other's clothes off, brush aside everything in their way, and go to town on each other. Passionate. Voyeuristic. Makes the neighbors talk. Knocks the health rating down a grade. Is the bedroom holy ground? A group of people stand to sing together then kneel and talk to an invisible person.


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