Bodies are entities which define individual and collective physicality. The definition of reinnervation is the "restoration, either spontaneously or by surgical grafting, of nerve supply to a part of the body from which it has been lost."
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We are all human beings, human bodies, with a shared anatomy. The issues that face us collectively, as a body of people, are therefore anatomical issues. Just as we have the biological capacity within ourselves to reinnervate wounded limbs and appendages in order to feel again, we must, as a body, attempt to reinnervate: to reestablish feeling within the grasp of riotous plurality, at the site of long existing wounds, to evade numbness.