Posted @withregram • @arspoetica.us The Iroquois natives believe in this extraordinary invisible power which pervades in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor. In hindsight, it is the energy we all possess and carry. What we give and put out into the world. How one changes

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Posted @withrepost • @arspoetica.us In Death in the afternoon, Hemingway writes “a querencia is a place the bull naturally wants to go to in the ring, a preferred locality. It is a place which developed in the course of the fight where the bull makes his home. It does not usually show at once, but develops in his brain as the fight goes on. In this place, he feels that he has his back against the wall and in his querencia, he is inestimably more dangerous and almost impossible to kill.” In bullfighting, the bull will always find a certain part of the ring where he feels a sense of security; a place where he can gain strength, a safety. And what is safety if it does not grant you the space necessary to survive?

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