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Chapter 3: Articulating Experience
As discussed in Chapter 2, it is not possible to recount experience exactly. Malouf explains how this is because we have already changed, and the body experience, the lived experience, is out of reach:
It isn't simply a matter of its being forgotten in us – of a failure of memory or imagination to summon it up, but of a change in perceiving itself. What moving back into it would demand is an act of un-remembering, a dismantling of the body's experience that would be a kind of dying, a casting off, one by one, of all the tissues of perception, conscious and not, ...