Nature quote of the day: Annie Dillard

 

Annie Dillard (Photo by Susan Olding)

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, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)

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6 responses to “Nature quote of the day: Annie Dillard

  1. The perfect way to start this day. Thank you, Jack.

  2. Val Erde

    That’s beautiful and refreshing.

  3. Kittie Howard

    Oh, but I looove this quote. Sometimes, when I’m walking in the woods near us and the brisk air makes me pull my jacket tighter and the leaves crunch below, I feel like I’m sailing on solar wind.

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