Antelopes have 10x vision, you said. It was the beginning or close to it. That means that on a clear night they can see the rings of Saturn.
It was still months before we'd tell each other all our stories. And even then some seemed too small to bother with. So why do they come back to me now? Now, when I'm so weary of it all.
Memories are microscopic. Tiny particles that swarm together and apart. Little people, Edison called them. Entities. He had a theory about where they came from and that theory was outer space.Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
I picked up this little book last night. The entire 177 pages is composed of these short, seemingly unrelated paragraphs. But, according to the blurb:
Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.I'm intrigued. My car needs to be serviced this morning... this book is a perfect fit for my purse.
What do you think of that opening? Would you continue reading?
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