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It is not down in any map; true places never are...

 I remember that Anne showed our class last semester the image of the internet map. A definition of the word "map" is: a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything. I really like the idea of a map as a reflection of "reality," I guess. These images, especially the Milky Way, Internet, and brain are so beautiful, like a far-off glistening field of tree branches and roots, all intertwined. I really like quotations, so I just though I'd add a few about maps to there images...

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other." - Thor Heyerdahl

"Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project." -Anne Grant

"Ideologies do not map the complete living processes of a World." -William Irwin Thompson

"I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings." -Bruce Springsteen


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