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Afterwalks, afterthoughts

There are 15—50?—billion people—maybe even more—on Earth, you’d think the chances of feeling left out would be close to zero. But the opposite is true. There are too many people, too busy to bother, too far to know, too quick to die, too different to understand, that at some point in our lives, we gaze up at the night sky and think: the moon must feel so alone, alienated by the sheer infinity of stars. 247 more words


Along the Way

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.

                                                            ~ Annie Dillard


God will be king over all the earth, one God and only one. What a Day that will be! 238 more words


Summer Reading List

She saw from the western shore with her own eyes the mild islands rolling off in the light and the way they must have looked at the foundation of the world.

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Dillard: Push It. Examine All Things...

Push it. Examine all things intensely and relentlessly. Probe and search each object in a piece of art; do not leave it, do not course over it, as if it were understood, but instead follow it down until you see it in the mystery of its own specificity and strength.

Annie Dillard


If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical.

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Quote Of The Day


Power is out as of 2:17 a.m. It is 8:20 a.m. and I’ve started the generator. I plugged in the big chest freezer then the little chest freezer then the fridge and then my coffee pot. 688 more words

300 Mornings

Something of Mindlessness

The bench was divided into two sections, I occupied the left side closest to the sun. I took out my book, Annie Dillard’s Teaching a Stone to Talk, and surrendered my to-do list to the blue sky and rippled water of Green Lake. 606 more words

Books & Writing