Consider this line of text, from Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return :

"Like all maps, the one on the screen makes the land below seem understandable, as if one could sum up its vastness, its differentiations in a glance, as if one could touch it, hold all its ideas in two hands. I wish I was on the ground. I know I would soon be enveloped by it, overwhelmed as all land overwhelms me." (page 89).



Think of a place you haven’t been for a while, and imagine you are miles above, looking down at the place below.

Draw a map of the place from this aerial perspective.

Imagine yourself floating down toward the place that you've drawn.




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