On having never left

//On having never left

On having never left

The other day I took from my shelf a book (plays by Sam Shepard) that I have not touched for many, many years. I open it at random and out falls a postcard image of James Joyce… I look inside the cover, where I had as usual written the date of the book’s purchase: 01/81. 30 years ago!
I have no recollection of the origin of the Joyce card. In any case, it took me decades to come back to him. And it took me no time at all, quick as a lightning bolt. Having never left.
Now here, quiet night. « Here » being just my life at this moment, ready to rest, not coming back or going. Having never left.

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:18+01:00 janvier 26th, 2011|Textes|0 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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