Sport 6: Autumn 1991
They are passing the plate and I toss in my schooling; I toss in my rank in the royal navy, my erroneous and incomplete charts, my pious refusal to eat sled dogs, my watch, my keys and my shoes. I was looking for bigger game, not little moral lessons; but who can argue with conditions?
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk
'But no one . . . no one in the world could ever seriously believe that I myself did sleep on that Thursday night in the garden.'
Isak Dinesen, 'Night Walk'