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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Someone is always missing. This small world made big by time, circumstance, naïveté, need. In the magnificent immediacy of this great, divisive, digital web: succinct words, delivered in imagined staccato, are vivdly flavoured. Salt and rust, tears and the iron of the blood we share.

Words to live by: Adrienne Rich on responsibility to self

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Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you…it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre: ‘I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.’ Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions–predigested …