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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Lyon's Turtlehead, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 31, 2010
Lyon's Turtlehead, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 31, 2010

Night camp

Site 7 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Waiting

I remember walking in art galleries, through the nineteenth century: the obsession they had then with harems. Dozens of paintings of harems, fat women lolling on divans,turbans on their heads, or velvet caps, being fanned with peacock tails, a eunich in the background standing guard. Studies of sedentary flesh, painted by men who'd never been there. These pictures were supposed to be erotic, and I thought they were, at the time; but I see now what they were really about. They were paintings about suspended animation; about waiting, about objects not in use. They were paintings about boredom.

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

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