By happenstance of typesetting, it stands alone on the page at the top of a vast white space that figures the future.
Finally, the flow of my life changed after meeting Rich Murray. The passing of time feels different now, and I’m deeply grateful to dwell with him in the movement of that tide.
The words are Mark Rifkin’s in the acknowledgements to his Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination.
Note how the temporal sharing buoys the figure of the lover-partners. It is a formulation that neatly captures individuality-in-connection without subsuming it in relationship.
And so for day 2185