The Passed Note Issue 8 October 2018 - Page 37

as my eyes read whatever page the wind chooses for me.

“If men did not agree upon these essential ideas at every moment, if they did not have the same conception of time, space, cause, number, etc., all contact between their minds would be impossible and with that, all life together.”

- Emile Durkheim

I allow the words to dance upon my mind’s stage. I sit in the audience wide with attention and watch them for a while. When the show is over, I close Whitman's notebook. I do not mark the page the way I do with my novels from The Beach School. I will never read his pages in order. I will never read his words like a book. They are not a story.