transition to dowse in early 2000:
Comments from some Storyville members
following the list's relocation to dowse.
people's prayer, the glad diviner's theme,
The young men's vision and the old men's dream!"
John Dryden (Absalom and Achitophel)
are hesitant, no different than the other immigrants coming from
the tunnel into the light. You squint fiercely, your hand held
across your face as if to ward off a blow, and the light streaming
through your fingers nonetheless, like a live thing, and your
joy in it, in this simple thing. The sweet tactile mystery of
the light streaming through your fingers...
you say, looking up at the silhouettes around you.
they say. And, in familiar voices: "Storyville".
country, friends, is this? It is Storyville, lady ...