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22/11/09 Full presence Today, Anne’s friend Jan came into the gallery where my love works on weekends. As they chatted, Jan asked, “Do you happen to recall that song, ‘I know where I’m going / I know who’s going with me …’? It’s from a film.” Then, in that acoustical gallery, Jan began to sing it. O yes, Anne replied quickly, nervous about gallery protocols, she knew the song, whereupon Jan recounted the following story. “I was in Melbourne, near the Victorian gallery. There was a man playing a flute. He was about my age and had a head of…

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