Ishmaël: from Genealogy of the First Person | Poem --- D. M. Spitzer | Numéro Cinq
This figure, Ishmaël,---breaking into a desert, cast out of the shelter of the father, feeling deep fidelity to the mother, wild in a wilderness, hunter, fighter---finds its crater, an original feeling of segregation, of isolation and removal from all else that I take to be a first impression of consciousness/self; different. Hopefully his call sounds like an opening towards consciousness/self, a departure and a way. ---d m spitzer