Today you are you! That is truer than true!

There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

                                   Dr. Seuss

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time,

but in their significance to ourselves, they find their

own order… the continuous thread of revelation.

                               Eudora Welty

. . .I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit hole,

to begin with, without the least idea what was to happen afterwards. . .

                     Lewis Carroll about                       Alice in Wonderland

And it was at that age . . . Poetry arrived

in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where

it came from, from winter or a river . . .

and it touched me.

                             Pablo Neruda


Chapter 12

The Golden Flax of Literature