N exercise 2.8 1 The library on a sunny Sunday is filled with older people in no particular hurry. Most, though not all, have a book or two in front of them, or a nespaper propped open on a knee. They flip through the pages of their books, clean their glasses, check their text messages. […]Read more "exercise: N 2.8"
N exercise 2.7 objective setting of Human vs Nature The earth swells and falls in steep grades. The roots of young trees, coursing with vitality and strength, criss-cross the tangled paths, erupting from the soil like jagged rocks in an awful harbour. Sharp stones, too, fill the trails, made of edge and corner, points jutting […]Read more "exercise: N 2.7"
N exercise 2.6 – a train ride The cabin’s lit with flat white light, day and night. It reflects back at the passengers from the black and empty windows, big picture windows for taking in the landscape when there’s landscape to take in. The train car sways back and forth, rhymthic clacking of the tracks […]Read more "exercise: N 2.6"
N exercise 2.5 – workplace people using tools The dough guy comes in before me every morning to shape balls from a huge wad of pink-grey dough. He slaps each around in his hands and then dumps it onto an old-fashioned scale with a spring in its neck. He must be a pro because he […]Read more "exercise: N 2.5"
N exercise 2.4 – three places The streets are narrow and don’t wind according to a regular grid – rather, they wind according to ancient feet, feet long gone, of men and women and work animals, their belongings trailing behind. Now the streets are gritty with dust and cracked pavement, broken ditches where sidewalks might […]Read more "exercise: N 2.4"
N exercise 2.3 – ordinary and extraordinary On my desk rests a perfect yellow square, except that it is not a square, for it has depth – dozens of identical perfect yellow squares lay just beneath the one on the top, holding it aloft until the next, on-deck, takes its place. The square on top […]Read more "exercise: N 2.3"
N exercise 2.2 objects from my childhood home Coke memorabilia (endless) lamp with a ship’s wheel to turn it on and off low-hanging ceilings in the basement huge chest freezer an L-sectional a plaque of bronze reading “At this site in 1857 nothing happened” a “Fuck Iran” button attached to the mesh of a speaker […]Read more "exercise: N 2.2"