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Quieting my gaze invites a smoky aura from the aspen
—an augur for allowing
what can’t be anticipated.
An attentiveness to this world can excavate,
rather than fill,
the depths of my five senses.
An ear, as a cavity, might attune to its own empty space
and thereby grow more familiar with
the resonances in other absences.
Offering the existent world as mirror
to its inexistent other half, I watch
how this alters what comes into view.
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Decades of biological research haven’t improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.
Though a means of escaping and undermining racial injustice, the practice comes with own set of costs and sacrifices.
Pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies.