because a single image suggests so much more
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Every life has its kernel, its hub, its epicentre, from which everything flows out, to which everything returns. Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell The other…
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To consider why take a close look at the tiny thing called a sentence?
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Anders stood, the pain in his hand muted by the intensity that had seized him, and he felt himself trembling, a vibration so faint as barely to be…
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Having saved it from meltdown, brought it back to life, cultivated it, savored it, stroked it, fed it, worried over it, been endlessly startled by it…
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(because the world has fallen off its axis)
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On the hillside below them, a door standing wide on the yellow light of a shabby hall was a declaration of peace. The Transit of Venus, by Shirley…
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In this age of information, where words—sometimes not even words, but the outline of a word—serve as conveyor belts of facts and advertisements, where…
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The black needles of the pine trees were dusted with snow, and the air was fragrant from resin. Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss Before putting this sentence…
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To suffer, to labor, to toil and force your way through the spikes of life, to crawl through its darkest caverns, to push through the worst, to struggle…
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Whenever his mind was sufficiently clear he used his gifts to knock me. Saul Bellow, Humboldt’s Gift When I read this sentence, the narrator comes…
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Think of van Gogh, painting that spatter of crows furling out over the wheat; dragging into the safe stillness of art, one untiring wing after another…
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