I began by thinking I could review this essay, but I can’t. Annie Dillard and the force of these words here are too much for my limited powers of communication. 16 more words
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The mind fits the world and shapes it as a river fits and shapes its own banks.
Annie Dillard, Living By Fiction
With these words, I drifted off to sleep around 1:00 this morning, knowing I would have only four hours of less-than-quality sleep. 833 more words
A student sent me these photos via email. She took these with her iPad, by the free light of the sun.
Unadventurous photographers often fall prey to the idea that you need high-end, expensive equipment to take powerful and expressive photos. 218 more words
I am witnessing a unique physiological phenomenon: John Shade perceiving and transforming the world, taking it in and taking it apart, re-combining its elements in the very process of storing them up so as to produce at some unspecified date an organic miracle, a fusion of image and music, a line of verse. 417 more words
Polar Exploration, Mangrove Trees, and the Art of Survival: Immersion and Ekphrasis in Annie Dillard’s "Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters"
Week Five- 27 February 2015
From its beginning, Annie Dillard’s Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters relies heavily on the fine line between verbal representation and visual sensation. 1,168 more words