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Location: Lezo, Aklan, Philippines

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inside these tight boundaries of flesh and bone is a boarderless jungle in which clearings exist. in these open spaces, there may be an amusement park, a zoo, a circus, a library, a museum, a theater, or a landscape stranger than Mars. we refer to ourselves in first person singular--"I"-- but inside, it's more like first person plural. most of the time my inner life seems like a ventriloquist act. a ceaseless dialogue between Me and my dummy. oddly enough, the dummy is smarter than i am. it seems as if my dummy and i have lots of company. there's quite a crowd in here with us. a child and its parents. a wise old person. a mechanic, demons, a fool, a scientist, comedian, musician, writer, teacher, dancer, athlete, magician, professor, social worker; a Juliet, censor, police officer, fire fighter, and multitudes more. the population of a small town inhabits the landscape of these disunited states of myself. and the town meeting is always in session. i can fully relate to the occasional stories in the tabloids about multiple personalities. this is not news to me. in the best sense of the word, i run an asylum--a safe refuge-- in my mind. and it's not a problem. as long as i keep the shades drawn and the doors closed, and don't let anybody loose, all is well. as long as I'm fully in charge of my secret life, the world sees me as sane and functional. am I? sometimes it's hard to tell


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