Go

Before you kill your-
self out of your mortal free-
dom, consider this:

Complacentia
is an old word for the art
of being pleased. If

truth is a movement
not a state of affairs, it
eddies, subject to

underground springs. As
a child, I watch the surface
of streams along the

way. As a child, re-
leased into being my own
open whole. Now go.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Portland OR and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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