Wild Life, Wild Mind

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Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle Review

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Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle Review

None of us can ever retrieve that innocence before all theory.

 —Susan Sontag, "Against Interpretation"

There is that moment, which usually seems quite unremarkable, when we realize that we are having fun or that we are deeply engaged in some activity—dancing, talking with a friend, clipping toenails, what have you. What is not only interesting about the moment, but also sad, is that it usually marks the end of that