Michael Sean Strickland

Books I’ve Read


165 — White, E. (1973). Forgetting Elena. New York: Vintage, 1994. 14 January 1997, Paris.

« Scuffing my bare feet across the sand, I scatter showers of fool’s gold. Plankton. Experimenting, I jump in place and awaken a circle of light around me, a gilded lotus supporting a Bodhisattva. Then I jog for a moment, digging my heels in deep, and observe over my shoulder fading footprints, the farthest already subsiding into darkness. I swoop down and hurl clumps of cold, wet sand in front of me, minuscule meteors flaming apart and landing silently on this imperturbable planet of moonlight and shadows » (p. 86).

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