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Some lines that stuck with me from Berger:
The animal scrutinizes him across a narrow abyss of non-comprehension.
an animal's life, never to be confused with a man's, can be seen to run parallel to his. Only in death do the two parallel lines converge and after death, perhaps, cross over to become parallel again
As I say, I'm no scientist, but I have the impression that scientists today, when dealing with phenomena whose time or spatial scale is either immense or very small ... are on the point of breaking through space-time to discover another axis on which events may be strung
Some lines that got me in McPhee, the first about the Colorado river, the second on Lake Powell:
he quoted Edith Warner: "'This is a day when life and the world seem to be standing still -- only time and the river flowing past the mesas.'"
The Utah canyonland had been severed halfway up by a blue geometric plane, creating a waterscape of interrupted shapes, spectacularly unnatural, spectacularly beautiful.
I can't help myself but point my finger at these conjunctions. Narrow Abyss. Discover Another Axis. Interrupted Shapes.