Dillard, Annie - Teaching a stone to talk - Life and the rocks, like spirit and matter, are a fringed matrix
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Annie Dillard – Teaching a stone to talk
Life and the rocks, like spirit and matter, are a fringed matrix, lapped and lapping, clasping and held. It is like hand washing hand. It is like hand washing hand and the whole tumult hurled.
The planet spine, rapt inside its intricate mists. The galaxy is a flung thing, loose in the night, and our solar system is one of many dotted campfires ringed with tossed rocks.
What shall we sing?