limen (dktergonzo) wrote in burning_man,
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Walt Whitman- I Sing the Body Electric

I came across this in my readings earlier in the summer- I love how it parallels the small miracles one can experience, meet, and create on the playa...

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I have perceived that to be with those I like is enough,
To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,
To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing,
   laughing flesh is enough,
To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arm ever
   so lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this
   then?
I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea.

There is something in staying close to men and women and
   looking on them, and in the contact and odor of them, that
   pleases the soul well,
All things please the soul, but these please the soul well.

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