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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Beyond the Confines

Beyond the Confines

Chapter:
(p.87) Beyond the Confines
Source:
Power of Gentleness
Author(s):

Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0030

Gentleness can be found in subtle moments. What is touched, or kept, or felt diffuses a quality that is difficult to define in the moment, but that suffuses the real with light. The right distance as invented by gentleness allows everyone to exist within his or her own space; it is the opposite of intrusion.

Keywords:   being, choice, distance, gentleness, intrusion, light, space, subtlety, touch

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