Sanctity

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I feel very strongly that as governor, I need to protect the basic expectations of privacy that all individuals should be allowed to have, especially in the sanctity of a restroom.

— Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina. Colin Campbell, “Politicians seek to score points after NC nondiscrimination bill.” Miami Herald 25 March 2016. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article68212887.html

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The word means “holiness.” Ultimately it derives from the Latin verb sancio, to make inviolable.

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

— Exodus 3.5-6

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“Arenic”: poetic making as a game for the gods


Breath leaps from a body into the air, displacing air’s silence with body’s sound. From the contention, a word (“arenic”) is born. It has come to life because life required it to. The circus of origin now has a word for saying of itself, to itself and to us, “The highest class circus in the world.” Because the word’s birth carries that certificate, a  command performance will follow in Mt. Olympus Arena.

The circus poster comes from http://blog.vintascope.com. I’ve Photoshopped it to compensate for faded colors.