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chop wood, carry water

    An Die Musik (“To Music”) Oh gracious art, in how many gray hours when life’s fierce orbit ensnared me have you kindled my heart to warm love, carried me away into a better world? How often has a sigh escaping from your harp, a sweet, sacred chord of yours, opened up for me the heaven of better times? Oh gracious art, for that…

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true tales of the almost self

“I have suggested my father killed himself, but it’s just as accurate to say that he died gardening.” –Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic    Bechdel’s father was gay at the wrong time in the wrong place and so he stayed in the closet and lived a secret and possibly criminal life. Then he was hit by a truck when Bechtel was 20. Died.…

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the outskirts of black rock city

from the SFGate, August 30 2007

A Burning Man participant was found dead this morning, hanging from the inside of a two-story high tent, according to Mark Pirtle, special agent in charge for the Bureau of Land Management.

The apparent suicide would be the festival’s first in its 21 year history, Pirtle said.

Pershing County coroners are investigating the scene and preparing to remove the body. Pirtle said the man was hanging for two hours before anyone in the large tent thought to bring him down.

“His friends thought he was doing an art piece,” Pirtle said.


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