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Maybe Next Time Around

Maybe Next Time Around Maybe Next Time Around 3 Josh ua Mose s For Marie Dogs. Yes, dogs she says, are like angels. No, I say, they are like dogs. It’s 103 degrees. August, church bells banging, cars, voices of children and parents. Dogs, are better than people, she says. They embody virtue, exemplify the steadfastness and magnanimity that redeem the nightbound world. I’m not sure, I say. I think they’re more like dogs. Meanwhile, we’re watching her dog noisily and intently chew a rawhide. I’m thinking that I don’t like having a body. Dogs, she says, have been coevolving with humans for 50,000 years. That’s a long time, I say, imagining a northern landscape, campfires, ancient caribou herds, dogs trailing skeptically behind, eyeing their first humans. Do you think, I say, we are getting any better? Me, you, people? Do you think dogs are making us better humans? I don’t really look at it that way, she says. What way, I ask? The getting better way, she says, that things are getting anywhere. Oh, I say, seeing a planet in flames, humans clinging to dogs, careening through space, burning towards the next world. 84 1 The Baffler [no.25] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Baffler MIT Press

Maybe Next Time Around

The BafflerMar 1, 2014

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MIT Press
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© 2014 Joshua Moses
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1059-9789
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2164-926X
DOI
10.1162/BFLR_a_00256
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Maybe Next Time Around 3 Josh ua Mose s For Marie Dogs. Yes, dogs she says, are like angels. No, I say, they are like dogs. It’s 103 degrees. August, church bells banging, cars, voices of children and parents. Dogs, are better than people, she says. They embody virtue, exemplify the steadfastness and magnanimity that redeem the nightbound world. I’m not sure, I say. I think they’re more like dogs. Meanwhile, we’re watching her dog noisily and intently chew a rawhide. I’m thinking that I don’t like having a body. Dogs, she says, have been coevolving with humans for 50,000 years. That’s a long time, I say, imagining a northern landscape, campfires, ancient caribou herds, dogs trailing skeptically behind, eyeing their first humans. Do you think, I say, we are getting any better? Me, you, people? Do you think dogs are making us better humans? I don’t really look at it that way, she says. What way, I ask? The getting better way, she says, that things are getting anywhere. Oh, I say, seeing a planet in flames, humans clinging to dogs, careening through space, burning towards the next world. 84 1 The Baffler [no.25]

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The BafflerMIT Press

Published: Mar 1, 2014

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