I love long sentences. I'm a Faulkner fan. And this sentence had so many beautiful images. But too many to fully absorb and appreciate, I thought. I had to break it apart to fully enjoy. If I had been editing this, I would have put a period after "tourist childen," and put the rest in its own space. But I would have cut the part about raboka and hermit crabs to give more room to the lovely labyrinth image. I have to do this with my own overly long sentences too.

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