Ititimats, calendar balls, 2008. 

Ititimats, calendar balls, 2008. 

Hypatia's Wake

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Alexandria forever = Alexandria minus Hypatia.

Think of the day after Hypatia’s murder—

water, universal solvent, rain,

pools and puddles diluted her blood,

and sorrow between paving stones.

 

Solution of condolence = water of equivalency.

             Hypatia’s first Alexandria = her mother’s womb           

            her mother’s waters = the great fluidity

            their placenta = negotiation

            woman = watershed + dividing rivers of water and air

 

Woman philosopher=  watershed plus no return.