I am reading Lidia Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water (2010). My friend in the Ivy League MFA program has asked me to pencil the lines that stand out to me. I find myself not underlining very much, but that does not mean I am not sympathetic, at times empathetic. I wonder if I am underlining at the Ivy League level.
My friend asks me to edit an essay application to be edited one-on-one by a famous visiting essayist. The question deals with location and placement and displacement and yourself in its surrounding context. I wonder if I can take a cue from Yuknavitch and follow my graduate friend to the class and sit down, uninvited, and become one of its selected - granted, approved, authorized, validated, decided upon - parts, at which point would I become accepted in place or displaced from the chosen?
"Language is a metaphor for experience."
What is a language that can only be written, or one that can only be spoken? What is a language that is only the body? How does one validate a language without a dictionary, and who are the authors who can claim what is correct: the syntax of your evening, the grammar of your outfit, the way you are sitting forming either a hyphen or an open parenthetical. Is this my asterisk? Am I the air quotes? Was it all just slang, a colloquialism, an understood casualty among its native tongues only.
I am authorized by the Internet to understand the definitions of my language, the prescribed information I swallow like a news anchor's voice: truth and facts and editing. Believe at your own risk. Google gives me its best top hit in just over half a second.
/ˈmedə/ : combining form, prefix
- denoting a change of position or condition
- denoting position behind, after, or beyond
- denoting something of a higher or second-order kind
- [Chemistry] denoting a compound formed by dehydration
Did you know that meta can be mate can be meat? Did you know that the tessellations of the language do not entirely alter the structure of the meaning or the meaning of the structure?
\ˈmët\ : noun
- the flesh of an animal (especially a mammal) as food
- the flesh of a person's body
According to Merriam-Webster, meat is only used as the "bottom 50% of words."
\mät\ : noun
- each of a pair of birds or other animals
- a fellow member or joint occupant of a specified thing
- an assistant
"When the area of the brain that is usually off during sleep is activated the recognition of dreaming occurs, the dreamer must be careful to let the dream delusions continue but be conscious enough to recognize them. It's a process some people theorize as the space between reason and emotion."
Synonyms of lucid (/ˈlo͞osəd/, adjective):
intelligible, comprehensible, fathomable, understandable, cogent, coherent, limpid, articulate, rational, sane, in one's right mind, pellucid, in possession of one's faculties, compos mentis, balanced, clearheaded, sober, sensible, transparent
Searching lucid dreams I only get: "You are seeing web results for lucid+dream because there's not a match on Thesaurus.com."
Antonyms of reason (/ˈrē:zən/, noun):
body, disbelief, ignorance, mistake, physicality, stupidity