The wilderness belongs at the edge of my body, at the edge of my consciousness, and extends to the edge of the universe, and it is filled with menace.
The Spanish word muchedumbre, which means something like crowd or throng or undulating mass of bodies.
In 1996, when she was named a ''Living Treasure'' of Santa Fe, Ms. Chabot was asked about her wide experiences. ''You just live your life,'' she said, ''you don't try to do anything.''
From the Latin verb complicare, it means “to fold together.” No, we don’t think of that root when we call someone complicated, but it’s what we mean: that they’re compound, several things folded into one, difficult to unravel, pull apart, understand.
It was as though the kaleidoscope of experience had been shaken and when the pieces settled into place an entirely new design had been formed.