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Annotations for "Is Everything Okay?", the first chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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chapter quote

From Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Full paragraph:

It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. Yet do this even till you can do better, and you may perhaps find some "Symmes' Hole" (John Symmes claimed that "the earth is hollow and habitable within") by which to get at the inside at last. England and France, Spain and Portugal, Gold Coast and Slave Coast, all front on this private sea; but no bark from them has ventured out of sight of land, though it is without doubt the direct way to India. If you would learn to speak all tongues and conform to the customs of all nations, if you would travel farther than all travellers, be naturalized in all climes, and cause the Sphinx to dash her head against a stone, even obey the precept of the old philosopher, and Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve. Only the defeated and deserters go to the wars, cowards that run away and enlist. Start now on that farthest western way, which does not pause at the Mississippi or the Pacific, nor conduct toward a wornout China or Japan, but leads on direct, a tangent to this sphere, summer and winter, day and night, sun down, moon down, and at last earth down too. [Intratext link]

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Xanther

this name comes from Greek root xanthe meaning blonde The word “xanthic” in the field of fisheries can also mean a deficiency of black. The word “Xanthic” also shows up in the Now Here Found Concordance in OR in the list of color terms. On that note Xanther starts with a “X” which is rotationally symmetric like S and H from OR. (thnx 2 jsimmsphx)

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note the raindrops also look like claw marks (thnx 2 jsimmsphx)

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callithump

a noisy, boisterous parade or band

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CRAZIES

The Crazys (CRS, CYS), gang from Echopark

thirteen

maybe MS-13, Mara Salvatrucha, or Lott 13 (Lott X3), hispanic gang

eight

maybe Choplex 8, Lupita's gang

Anwar

Arabic for luminous (thnx 2 jsimmsphx)

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An unconscionable act by grown men. Schoolgirls in Nigeria

April 14-15 mass abduction by Boko Haram. For further details, research 'Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping.' Michele Obama: "This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls." [cbc.ca link]

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note the rain spells out three phrases

: “Many raindrops?”


“Y rain”


“Any raindrops?”

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IRC +10216

Or CW Leonis is a well-studied carbon star that is embedded in a thick dust envelope. Commonly confused as the fictional planet of Nibiru, whom many believe will collide with Earth in the early 21st century (although no scientific evidence backs up these claims). [Wikipedia link]

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halogen wake

Xanther is probably talking about the carbon star on her cork board

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