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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Book of Sand

Fossil
++Downvote!

++I love the young'uns newfangled spelling of thicc.

++I picture Doug Stanhope fuming when Dr. Drew says this, unable to tolerate his misery of watching Dr. Drew.

++That name is clunky, shoulda gone with Toke-ahontas. (Toke-ahontii?)

++The description of the Aleph in this short story also called The Aleph is wild.:

I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand...

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