Thumb Lever

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    There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Your small hands, precisely equal to my own—
    only the thumb is larger, longer—in these hands
    I could trust the world, or in many hands like these,
    handling power-tools or steering-wheel
    or touching a human face ...
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)