we might think bidirectionally
of both possibility and recovery.
― 227 ―Recovering, for instance, in medias mess of our violent world, the sorrow embedded in anger, whose root, angr, was Old Norse for grief. [Indo European root, angh-, spawning angst, anguish, angina (a narrowing).] Can the return to the sense of that absent e—to zero in the spelling of ang-r—acquaint us with the sad conditions of our own rage? Help us notice something we've been overlooking in the familiarity (invisibility) of how we name the causes of riot, rebellion, murder, massacre, war …? What would it take, what would it mean, to develop a consciousness of language that allowed us to inspect the charged bonds, the ions, in our obsession with possessIon, or to hear the silent e—the grief in our anger—as a return to zero?