Saturday, May 5, 2012

Never Leaving Home: From Dwelling/Exile

NEVER LEAVING HOME: This happened once: a childhood friend dropped her pet hamster on a tiled floor when it was a week old.  It survived but as it matured it embarked upon its journeys in progressively enlarging circles. It would set out ambling from a center where it had been placed, and would get further (though never far) with each new expedition.  It would then list off, gimping to the left, and circumscribe a circle, as if tethered to home.  This centripetal Odysseus spent its voyaging hours within sight of a very close shore.  It died only yards from the scene of its pediatric accident. 

This piece of mine was on 3quarksdaily earlier this week.

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