As for me, I was put thru a mock execution because I would not respond…pistol whipped on the head….same event.. Couple of days later…hung by my feet all day. I escaped and a couple of weeks later, I got shot and recaptured. Shot was OK…what happened afterwards was not. It’s curious how the action of writing revives the memory. Maybe my hippocampus (or is it the cerebral cortex?) is sprightlier than I thought. I remember now the overcast light in the small hospital room, how we turned at the door to wave goodbye. His large purple-pink hand, bloated with gravity, waving back above the side-bars of the bed. Outside I picked up the spiky fruit of an American sweet gum by its stalk. It’s still in our apartment, in an old glass jar, like a musical note preserved in ice. But memory, it always fades.
Rhizomes are non-hierarchical and extremely resilient because even if you dig up one part, the other sections will continue to grow and proliferate. Rhizomes have no top or bottom, any point can be connected to any other. They can be broken off at any point and will always be able to start up again. Their network can be entered at any point; there is no central origin. And because there is no central regulatory force, rhizomes function as open systems where connections can emerge regardless of similarities or differences. Freedom of expression exists within a rhizome.
The folks in charge of tracking and registering deaths were likely struggling for survival themselves. Not until 16 months after the Siege of Budapest are the deaths from that time period entered into the register, interspersed among current deaths occurring in May, June and July 1946. The war deaths are recorded in detail, even down to the time of day in some cases. Where this specific information came from, I can’t even guess. And how many deaths were not recorded at all because no one knew what happened to the victims? In wartime people disappear and bodies can remain unidentified.
Students will also have the chance to learn about and discuss the transition from elementary school into high school including having a job for the first time. Facilitated by Human Resources and Public Speaking professionals, the day will be an opportunity for students to discover strategies for navigating this next stage of life while experiencing the offerings at the area’s largest employer.
The grounds crew at Monterra Golf, at Blue Mountain Resort, has been working hard to make sure the greens are in tip top condition for opening day this Thursday, April 27 at 9AM. With a damp start to spring, preparing the course for the first tee off has been a waiting game.