Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
“I know better than this.” (Or, getting to where it’s at, with or without company) (Jeanine speaks)
“I know better than this.”
(Or, getting to where it’s at, with or without company)
Kagan contributed Where its at in response to Asher’s story. This is a service. It happens when one fragmented self speaks for/in relation to/in honor of another self. In Where its at, Kagan expresses her understanding of Asher’s situation and location by typifying the road Asher once made by walking with him and exemplifying it in her relationship with Ghost. This poetic offering is special because it is insightful and cooperative. Kagan likens Asher’s experience with her own and yet the two selves are so seemingly different from each other. In Where its at, Kagan expressed what it was like being a Side Chick. Through her voice and story she illustrated how, in the end, the terrors that remained—emotional neglect, mental confusion, and physical abandonment—were not unlike Asher’s terrors. To understand this knowledge better, it is important to note where each self resides. Asher lives near the center of the place of the soul, closest to height of cognitive energy.
Kagan is farther down. She is closer, in the Spectrum of Personhood, to the cusp of soul and flesh/body. She is lower, nearer to the womb and vagina but not quite there. To be clear, in the Spectrum, one can understand the height of personhood as occupying and engendering a realm of the Divine. That place, i.e. spirit, is identified often in sociolinguistic communion through the ethereal...