Counting

One Fire spreading lies and rumors, Milling with a water wheel Turned by the dry river bed And the feet of a young boy Trying to push the demons Back down to heavenly depths So that his nose is no longer Captured by sulphur smoke. Two Fingers clutching crutches betwixt In manners deemed kind by […]

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Counting By Nine

Since the end of the world has come and passed, a new kind of long count may begin: The Nine Nines. The count usually begins on December 22 (Winter Solstice), and is a way Mongolians measure the intensity of the cold during winter. Each “Nine” is nine days in length, with nine “nines” in total. […]

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