Thursday, 5 October 2000

From "Silence and the Experimental Feminine"

Tradition gives us some, but not all, navigational coordinates. . . . It's common to think of identities and traditions as useful limiting structures, points of departure from the known. But epistemological reality principles, like all others, shrivel without the dicey pleasures of permeability, motion, susceptibility to chance occurrences. Isn't it more fruitful to think of identity and tradition ("IT," always intertwined) in ongoing, transformative conversation with a changing world?

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