“Clouds”

“But spectacular sights appeared in the sky. At one spot, they saw sagging pouches of mammatus clouds which changed, as the bus advanced: first looking like shadowed snowballs, then microscopic cell structures, then x-rayed teeth, and finally colossal kernels of corn picked out in sepia and soft-lit ivory. The sun began its descent. Further down […]

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“Our Heritage”

“Eternity is the heritage of humanity. It is what we are. Time and space are but concepts. Pure, undespoiled Being is our nature, foreverywhere and always. People madly pursue happiness and satisfaction in the apparently external world like someone looking for his own eyes. “I want to see. Where are my eyes? Give them to […]

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“Nature Girl”

“In the movement and rhythms of nature, she found an inexplicable congruence with her own inner being. Sparrows exploding up and outwards as if expelled from a cannon barrel; soughing branches of the Spanish Oak above her, rising, falling, being bent side to side by the push and pull of the winds, their spiky leaves, […]

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“South Carolina Sky”

“At least twenty big cumulus clouds hung above the hilly horizon like a fleet of otherworldly dirigibles. The clouds shadowed the earth beneath them and Skylar stopped walking, rapt by the stark contrast between the celestial and terrestrial worlds. Above him the endless sky shone clear in ultramarine at its zenith, then in cornflower, delphinium, […]

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“Young Love Under the Moon”

“Night had now come. Fairy light, from a waxing, gibbous moon that looked like a stone skull leaning back against the sky, a head colored in chamois and yoke yellow, its face blotchy and weathered as if from a thousand battles and a million tribulations, played upon the woods, streams, and rocks around their tent. […]

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“Cafe Customers”

“My favorite customers were the cliques of intellectuals and writers and their fringes of lovers, admirers, and imitators. These groups often occupied several tables pushed together and filled with a picturesquely wide assortment of espresso cups, latte glasses, cake and dinner plates. There were mugs still foaming with draft beer, balloon wine glasses designed to […]

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“Ivy Club”

“The one interview that stuck in Skylar’s mind for many years took place at Ivy Club. Mr. Oswald Crocker Astor III ought, on first appearance, Skylar reasoned, to have been immediately soaked in formaldehyde and placed in a glass container by a biologist eager to preserve a creaturely specimen long considered extinct. At a time […]

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“The Grand Purpose”

“The Grand Purpose”: “The more he pondered this subject the more Skylar suspected that life was teleological: that it had a final purpose toward which events drove each human being in their own way and along their own path. He grew fascinated with the challenge of comprehending this, the grandest scheme of life, and realized […]

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