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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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