"Please be assured that your unique proposal is doubtlessly acceptable;
So far you are the only scholar dealing the visual…
By the way, could I ask something personal, purely out of my curiosity,
How long have you been intrigued by this topic?"
"Thank you for the note of appreciation. The proposal is developed
From my dissertation, which I hope to finish by the end of this year.
I have been in it for about four years."
"Ah, four years! I have also been saturated in this pool for this long,
Alone, but believing that there are others who are striking the same notes as I am,
Hidden and known to each other through separated spatio-temporality;
And now my call for paper asks you to break into my field
About the design of patterns and schemes of colors in her poetry…."
"Yes, those schemes are fascinating, and she mastered the art so well,
Changing the dynamic into the static, and struggled to stand boldly still
Against the power that pulls her in the uncannily familiar.
Still motion contains much more power, like a black hole, and finally…."
"You are right there. Losing balance, she slid into death,
And what we can learn is to find our way in and way out,
At the center of the dark vacuum, holding our breath to feel her and notre semblables.
To enter is to vow our faith, and to come out, as we have to, makes us
The cruelest betrayers to each other, but this we should have known before hand."
"To imagine those who enter without the least idea how to exit….
Faith becomes so blind that they do not know they are closer to traitors,
But it is no better to be a rationally passionate person."
"I’ve heard it said, Still water runs deep… and I am looking forward
To seeing you present. Btw, as the symposium convener and exhibition curator,
I need not speak in our panel, so you may take some of my time.
So take your time to elaborate."
May 22-25, 2009 revised