Birds let loose into darkness…

From 'Light Years' by James Salter.

From ‘Light Years’ by James Salter.


3 thoughts on “Birds let loose into darkness…

  1. 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.

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