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In waking life (just now), if I read his face like a card there is a reversal of fortunes, for I am the body he did not help, and when a body dies we can no longer study the hynger paths so that when I speak of him, instead of saying “father”, I must say “yourfather” or “this man I knew” or “this dead man’s eyebrow.” What is a dead man? What does a dead man? ― Eleni Sikelianos, The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead

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In waking life (just now), if I read his face like a card there is a reversal of fortunes, for I am the body he did not help, and when a body dies we can no longer study the hynger paths so that when I speak of him, instead of saying "father", I must say "yourfather" or "this man I knew" or "this dead man's eyebrow." What is a dead man? What does a dead man?
     ― Eleni Sikelianos,
  
    
      The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead

In waking life (just now), if I read his face like a card there is a reversal of fortunes, for I am the body he did not help, and when a body dies we can no longer study the hynger paths so that when I speak of him, instead of saying “father”, I must say “yourfather” or “this man I knew” or “this dead man’s eyebrow.” What is a dead man? What does a dead man?
― Eleni Sikelianos,

The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead

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