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[Xmca-l] Re: Oliver Sacks in NYT



One of the cool things about this story was how he encounters his own
public persona (as so regularly occurs with celebrities), but in a
completely unexpected and counter-intuitive way. It must be a strange and
amazing thing to learn, at the very end of your life, that people across
the street are paying tribute to you - not for your unique accomplishments
per se, but for something entirely different that you share *in* *common *with
many others. A tribute to identity not persona.

Thanks for this.

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:27 PM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:

> Private as “O” to his longtime partner, but a giant public figure as
> Oliver Sacks who brought small, private epiphanies to light. Makes me think
> of Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver.
> Henry
>
>
> > On Aug 27, 2016, at 12:10 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> > He was a very private, shy man.
> > Neat, enriching story.
> > mike
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 8:55 AM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> This movement of public and private -intertwining. With gratitude
> >>
> >> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
> >>
> >> From: David Hernandez
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object
> > that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>
>
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