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What is it for you then, the insistent now that baffles and surrounds you in its loose-knit embrace

Aerial photographs of Iceland by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris

“What is it for you then, the insistent now that baffles and surrounds you in its loose-knit embrace that always seems to be falling away and yet remains behind, stubbornly drawing you, the unwilling spectator who had thought to stop only just for a moment, into the sphere of its solemn and suddenly utterly vast activities, on a new scale as it were, that you have neither the time nor the wish to unravel?”

—John Ashbery, from “The Recital”

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I can’t catalogue these visions, for most, mercifully, are blurred by morning, leaving only a vague uneasiness and a reluctance to be alone even in the brightest sunshine

Paintings by Akihito Takuma
Title: Greg Egan

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From the earliest times, human civilization has been no more than a strange luminescence growing more intense by the hour, of which no one can say when it will begin to wane and when it will fade away

Quarantena series by Robert Scott Gilson
Title: Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

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