Point of Departure

goin south

“Note however, that reentry by travel and also exile…nearly always takes place in a motion from a northern place to a southern place.”


  1. Matthew Lickona says

    So the drive to New Orleans was restorative, then?

    • Indeed, perhaps because I discovered the exact place where the North becomes the South – or at least the Midwest becomes the South. It’s a place/no place in Missouri on the I-55 – where the upland’s gentle roll exhausts itself into a certain and undeniable flatness – while simultaneously the corn rows surrender to the tow-headed cotton fields.

      It was a curious mix of epiphany and sorrow which accompanied the moment.

      I can’t explain why.


  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

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