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Italo Calvino Excerpt From If on a winters night a traveller Im speaking to you two a fairly unrecognisable tangle under the rumpled sheet Maybe afterward you will go your separate ways and the story will again have to shift gears painfully to alternate between the feminine tu and the masculine but now since your bodies are trying to find skin to skin the adhesion most generous in sensations to transmit and receive vibrations and waves to compenetrate the fullnesses and the voids since in mental activity you have also agreed on teh maximum agreement you can be addressed with an articulated speech that includes you both in a sole two-headed person First of all the field of action or of existence must be established for this double entity you form Where is the reciprocal indentification leading What is the central theme that recurs in your variations and modulations A tension concentrated on not losing anything of its own potential on prolonging a state of reactivity on exploiting the accumullation of the others desire in order to multiply ones own charge Or is it the most submissive abandonment the exploration of the immensity of strokable and reciprocally stroking spaces the dissolving of ones being in a lake whose surface is infinitely tactile In both situations you certainly do not exist except in relation to each other but to make those situations possible your respective egos have not so much to erase themselves as to occupy without reserve all the void of the mental space invest in itself at the maximum interest or spend itself to the last penny In short what you are doing is very beautiful but grammatically it doesnt change a thing At the moment when you most appear to be a united voi a second person plural you are two tus more separate and circumscribed than before This is already true now when you are still occupied each with the
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