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Day 9

Pages 121-133 ("In the meantime she cleared the landing strip.")

July 31, 2020 by Elizabeth McCracken

Time is one of Dillard’s topics, but how it changes us & how it doesn’t, what’s bound to erode & what’s utterly insoluble. —Elizabeth

“Old people were not incredulous at having once been young, but at being young for so many decades running.”

Dillard’s metaphoric language is often very funny—the baby Tandy the size and shape of a one-quart thermos--& odd & lovely—love rebounding from Maine to Mass. off “that old blackboard the moon.” It shows things & undermines them, both. —Elizabeth

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