". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Monday, January 29, 2018

Vampire Nightmare -- I Had One Last Night

     . . . . I woke el Vaquero with my nightmare desperation to get to the humidifier, ahead of the vampire

Which is why I woke him. I was screaming in my desperation.

The thing is that the humidifier was filled with holy water, but for some reason it was not turned on!

As it turned out, when I woke not only him but myself, the humidifier, though filled last night by el V, had never been plugged in, which is why I felt so awful.  And so did he.  So I had a nightmare.

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