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Skrēd\ noun
Middle English: screde, alteration of Old English scrēade- circa 1789;
a: a lengthy discourse b: an informal piece of writing (as a personal letter) c: a ranting piece of writing

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The most basic, primitive human impulse is to say: I am here. All forms of art-- drawing, writing, music, whatever-- is a way of saying: "I am here." These hand images in Africa must be the first art, the first way of saying, "I am here. This is me." This impulse has not changed significantly over the years of human existence. This is me, yet another human, saying, "I am here."