Comments on: Sam P. for Sept. 29 Finer than prayer!(?) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:21:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: mscanlon Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:43:51 +0000 Natalie briefly imagines WWWDOTCOM in a comment she made to one of this week’s posts. This was a very cool angle to take on the week, Sam, and when we decide how to tag our field trip documentation/posts, I hope you’ll re-tag this so it joins that commentary and reflection. Part of the Whitman-vision goggles for me (aside: I BETTER see some this week from somebody) is remembering that it is my eyes behind them. Whitman becomes the lens through which I view the war, the landscape, the roped-off room at Appomattox, the words of the poem “John Brown’s Body” on the walls of the museum at Harper’s Ferry (damn, should have blogged that this summer, esp. as John Wilkes Booth came out to see Brown hanged, that bastard). But the T of your very catchy acronym is where I place myself– I can’t get a real, unmediated glimpse/whiff of the field, the dead, the piles of limbs and buckets of diarrhea (thank god), but I can think deeply and honestly and HARD about my own place in relation to it, and the preservation of spaces is worth it to me even (especially?) if it (only) does that. On to the visior’s center, indeed, and in the meantime, I’ll sit in my living room and commune with my housemate ghost.