Monday, July 22, 2013

Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard

One of my all-time favorite authors. She holds up a lens to life and then tilts it just so and you see things anew... gasping, jaw dropped, or laughing...

"The god of today is rampant and drenched. His arms spread, bearing moist pastures; his fingers spread, fingering the shore. He rises, new and surrounding; he is everything that is, wholly here and emptied--flung, and flowing, sowing, unseen, and flown."

"We are most deeply asleep at the switch when we fancy we control any switches at all. We sleep to time's hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if we ever wake, to the silence of God."

"Give the mind two seconds alone and it thinks it's Pythagoras"

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