Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Daily Dose

From For the Time Being, by Annie Dillard


"Earth sifts over things.  If you stand still, earth buries you, ready or not.  The debris on the tops of your feet or shoes thickens, windblown dirt piles around it, and pretty soon your feet are underground.  Then the ground rises over your ankles and up your shins.  If the sergeant holds his platoon at attention long enough, he and his ranks will stand upright and buried like the Chinese emperor's army."

from Chapter 5

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