In
a
little
considered
passage
of
his
famous
book
Walden,
Henry
David
Thoreau
invents
a
word:
nextness.
He
uses
this
neologism
to
describe
the
relative
quality
of
a
neighbor’s
adjacent
plot
of
land.
Nextness
is
distinct
from
both
neighborness
(the
quality
of
sharing
a
neighborhood)
and
nearness
(the
quality
of
close
proximity).
Nextness
defines
the
quality
of
being
directly
beside,
with
a
shared
boundary.
The
word
we
invented
to
accompany
Goat
Island’s
creative
process
of
ending
–
lastness
–
it
seems
to
me,
has
a
significant
property
resembling
that
of
Thoreau’s
nextness.
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