by Gerald de Jong using EIG

Some Anticipatory Autobiography

People have always needed to cordon off, to keep the animals penned in, to keep the raiding hordes away from the castle keep. We have the same need in language, to circle the wagons and create a safe space.

But then the invaders invade, the cattle breaks free, and we find our boundaries violated. We know when they work because we know they won’t always work (walls, barriers, containers of all kinds…

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