Ghost Writ: The Desert Wells Dialogues of Gilmartin Jacobsen (a fugue)

 Imagining the life of a mind . . .

At least the Greeks had sly Eros to blame,
When hot passion overthrew cold reason;
It was part of his task and all his fame,
This trafficking in amorous treason.
                         (from 7_You & I)
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Not just the life of my story my muse/You are the story of my life.    183k v. 1 Jul 12, 2017, 7:21 AM Joshua Cryst
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Thinking and doing require imagination, and nothing worth anything is easy.   2050k v. 1 Apr 20, 2017, 8:50 AM Joshua Cryst
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