Birds let loose into darkness…

April 7, 2013 § 3 Comments

From 'Light Years' by James Salter.

From ‘Light Years’ by James Salter.

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§ 3 Responses to Birds let loose into darkness…

  • I’ve often thought you read beautiful things, sometimes far past my ability to accept beauty in line-by-line language. I suppose I’m very prosaic and you are more poetic.

    • What’s interesting is that Salter’s novel is in some ways about the prosaic, the everyday, the commonplace details of ordinary life. He also says: “Life is weather. Life is meals.” There are passages about dinners and taking a bath and grocery shopping, all written as though the ordinary acts of life are poetic, sublime achievements. I love it.

  • This is lovely — there is no happiness like this happiness: quiet mornings, light from the river, the weekend ahead.
    Thanks for posting

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