One of the things that really amaze me in SL is the power of coincidence. I never really got an interest in Whitman. I read it since someone told me it was something profound. I browsed and found this title “Beginning my Studies”. Before reading, the restless metaphor-maker inside me told me “you’re also beginning your studies: your Ph. D in Human Sciences, from SL University. So why not read the poem and learn something from this great man?”
And I read it, and I read words that, though much better chosen than mine, meant exactly why I’m going through. What a coincidence.