The Stone Woman Gives Birth (or How to Increase Belly Fat and Dismantle the Patriarchy)
The stone woman gives birth in the middle of the night. –an ancient Zen koan attributed to Dongshan, China, 9th Century
I have a story to tell you, but it’s a story for which the words have disappeared.
The language that could perhaps tell the story existed long ago, we know of it from certain loanwords that have no roots in Indo-European languages, words like thorax and labyrinth and absinthe and zither, but there exist very few of these words. There is also a written…