Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

“It is possible, in deep space, to sail on solar wind. Light, be it particle or wave, has force: you rig a giant sail and go. The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.”

– Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

7 thoughts on “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

  1. Michelle Post author

    And this:

    “Something broke and something opened. I filled up like a new wineskin. I breathed an air like light; I saw a light like water. I was the lip of a fountain, the creek filled forever; I was ether, the leaf in the zephyr; I was flesh-flake, feather, bone.”

  2. Susan Richardson

    Reading this reminds me how much I need to return to this book – thanks for the nudge, Michelle!

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