Wounded

“On his tiny platform suspended over the rushing waters of the Ganges, Devraha Baba looked at Allen.  He tilted his head from side to side and sucked his teeth.

“Oh!” he exclaimed.  And with a tenderness that struck deep at Allen’s heart, he said softly: “How wounded, how wounded.”

Mark Epstein, “The Trauma of Everyday Life”, quoting Deborah Baker’s “A Blue Hand”, describing Allen Ginsberg’s 1961 journey to India with Peter Orlovsky.

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