Having No Head


Memi Rowan

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"It took me no time at all to notice that this nothing, this hole where a head should have been was no ordinary vacancy, no mere nothing. It was very much occupied. It was a vast emptiness vastly filled. A nothing that found room for everything.––
I had been blind to the one thing that is always present, and without which I am blind indeed to this marvelous substitute for a head, this unbounded clarity, this luminous and absolutely pure void which nevertheless is rather than contains all things. For however carefully I attend, I fail to find here even so much as a blank screen on which these mountains and sky and sun are projected, or a clear mirror on which they are reflected, or a transparent lens or aparture to which they are viewed, still less a soul or a mind to which they are presented, or a viewer, however shadowy, who is distinguishable from the view. Nothing intervenes. Not even that baffling and illusive obstacle called distance – the huge blue sky, the pink-edged whiteness of the snows, the sparkling green of the grass. How can these be remote, when there's nothing to be remote from? The headless void refuses all definition and location. It is not round or small or big, or even here as distinct from there."
– Douglas Harding

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