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The Call to Space

Part II: Bodily Awareness

We are shaped by space, the omniscient presence of everything. The body, in fact, “cannot name itself, yet carries its own secrets unwilling,” says contributing writer Ariel Moniz. It, at times, is given meaning, voluntarily and otherwise, by others, cognizant, or at the most subterranean level of our subconscious, where we “live too often,” Clayre Benzadón suggests.

Yes, fleeing our flesh vessels is too an option, and possible to encounter unfriendly reminders of where we’ve been, while in the streets, or as we read advertisements. But we make meaning. Nonetheless, such journeys empower us to more consciously shape space, wielding our existences like well-cast spells.

–Bre’Anna Bivens, Special Issue Editor