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At slid down my mind is the fall from a long spring ascent the els made years ago In the late summer of the year they reached maturity they stopped OBaby eating and their dark color vanished They turned silver now they are heading to the sea where they will mate release theirggs and die Imagine a chilly night and a meadow balls of dew droop from the curved blades of g This book won The Pulitzer in 1974 This is the 2nd book I ve recently read which was written in the 70 s simply a coincidence This is also the first book I ve read by Annie Dillard I didn t understand Nerds everything yet the writing isxuisite and reading becomes calm meditative Much to admire Ms Dillard her writing talent her natural curiosity for the natural world around her and her adventures while walking There are many lovely passagesHere s a sample Zack (Areion Fury MC excerpt I read a few times myself Unfortunately nature is very much a now you see it now you don t affair A fish flashes then dissolves in water before myyes like so much salt Deer apparently ascend bodily into heaven the brightest oriole fades into leaves These disappearances stun me into stillness and concentration they say of nature that it conceals with a grand nonchalance and they say a vision that it is a deliberate gift a revelation of a dancer who for my Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, eyes only flings away her seven veils For nature does reveal as well as conceals now you don t see it now you do The opening line of this memoir is a treasure I used to have a cat an old fighting tom who would jump through the open window by my bed in the middle of the night and land on my chest one of those things that came almost literally from the sky dropped on the table in front of me with a shrug an nilxplanation my absolute favorite book I LOVE THIS BOOK i ve so far read it five times and bought it for four others highlighted to hell and took lots of notes referenced it past the point where people are beyond over it so all i ll say is minutiae in nature are ContamiNation extraordinaryAbout five years ago I saw a mockingbird make a straight vertical descent from the roof gutter of a four story building It was an act as careless and spontaneous as the curl of a stem or the kindling of a starThe mockingbird took a single step into the air and dropped His wings were still folded against his sides as though he were singing from a limb and not falling accelerating thirty two feet per second per second throughmpty air Just a breath before he would have been dashed to the ground he unfurled his wings with Taxi ins Glück exact deliberate care revealing the broad bars of white spread hislegant white banded tail and so floated onto the grass I had just rounded a corner when his insouciant step caught my ye there was no one lse in sight The fact of his free fall was like the old philosophical conundrum about the tree that falls in the forest The answer must be I think that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them The least we can do is try to be thereyes I read Pilgrim Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas every year In high school I wrote my diary as a series of letters to Annie Dillard so gay It s basically about a really smart young woman wandering the forest and thinking about nature and god and philosophy and stuff Think Thoreau reincarnated as a 24 year old chick in the 70s It didn t win the Pulitzer for nothing It s a great book to read when you re in a none of this shit matters mood No celebrities No pop culture references No boys I love this book but it frustrates me too Maybe it s because Dillard was so young when she wrote it But it doesn t deserve to be compared to Walden Thoreau is arrogant and has a prescription forvery one of society s problems Dillard asks hard uestions and agonizes over the answers It s never an open and shut case for her I ll read her books again and again but I might be done with Thoreau. To con a coot; she collects pond water and xamines it under a microscope She unties a snake skin witnesses a flood and plays 'King of the Meadow' with a field of grasshoppers.

So beautiful and charming A true pearl for the heart and a true spiritual path through the presentation of the Creation and the millions of lements that compose itAs soon as you begin to read it you will be captivated by this joy with all the detailed descriptions and small actions of nature the landscapes the Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, elements the small animals that affect AnnieI was very afraid to read it and instead I found myself to rediscover of what the heart of God and creation is Yes without realizing through this joy of the mutations of nature it is rediscovered or rather Annie seeks to discover the mystery of God and his creation It is also a joy to theyes to read the many biblical references Latin uotes and passages from the KoranDon t t do this as I did that I devoured the book in two days it should be better to be read very slowly it is not a book with particular action on the contrary there is nothing of this but tasted slowly with due meditation is a true rediscovery of the mystery of the CosmosSmall note that I want to leave you I have often read many pages Not Without a Fight even to my husband after a while he clearly told me that it was crazy bothering and tedious it is good 30 pages but not 300 repeating or less the same things he said notxactly false what he says you can also try this during reading I ve teased him Garden Bouquets and Beyond especially because he comes from Virginia and not far from the areas described here what sore he is Bello bellissimo una vera perla per il cuore un vero percorso spirituale attraverso la presentazione del Creato The Unseen Wonder e dai milioni dilementi che lo compongonoAppena inizierete a leggerlo verrete catturati da uesta gioia nel leggere tutte le minuziose descrizioni The Management Bible e piccole azioni della natura i paesaggi glilementi i piccoli animali che colpiscono AnnieEro molto timorosa a leggerlo Zu schnell e invece mi sono ritrovata in una vera riscoperta di cosa il cuore di Dio del creato Si senza accorgersi attraverso uesta gioia delle mutazioni della natura si riscopre o meglio Annie cerca di scoprire il mistero di Dio Sleepless (Bird of Stone, e del suo creato E una gioia agli occhi anche leggere i tanti riferimenti biblici citazioni latine passi del Corano non fate come me che ho divorato il libro in due giorni deve ssere letto con molta lentezza non un libro con particolare azione anzi non vi nulla di ci ma gustato pian piano con dovuta meditazione una vera riscoperta del mistero del Cosmo piccola annotazione che desidero lasciarvi ho spesso letto molte pagine anche a mio marito dopo un p mi ha chiaramente detto che ra di balla pazzesca vanno bene 30 pagine ma non 300 ripetendo piu o meno le stesse coseecco non propriamente falso uello che dice si pu provare anche uesto durante la lettura io l ho preso in girosoprattutto perch lui viene proprio dalla Virginia non lontano dalle zone ui descritte che zoticone Thomas Merton wrote There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life making itsy bitsy statues There is always an normous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy bitsy years on Invisible (The Curse of Avalon end It is so self conscious so apparently moral simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down saying I never merited this grace uite rightly and then to sulk along the This was not a badly written book However it should not be forced upon poor innocent high school students I have had to read a lot of boring books in my high school career but this tops them all Just when you thought something interesting was going to happen she watches birds or something for hours True there were moments of great beauty and her philosphy were not always crazed I respect her art and her view of the world but she hasven said that it s silly for schools to make 16 and 17 year old kids read this book It should be left to the deeper tree An Yummy Supper exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons a personal narrative highlighting one year'sxploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek Virginia.

Uggers of the world There is something remarkably spiritual about Dillard s thorough observations and painfully accurate descriptions of the natural world in Tinker Creek her home in Virginia Each chapter vokes the grotesue transformation that insects reptiles fish and animals undergo to adapt to the indifferent natural habitat that fosters disfigures and finally kills them The shifting seasons attuned to the natural cycle provide sporadic moments of nlightening contemplations about creation and the forces that make the world spin on its axis under the inanimate unknown universe that allows stars to become the source of warmth and life regardless of an apparently soulless disorder of thingsDillard s conception of beauty is based on Deep Listening emptying the mind and abandoning the constant recognition of the self to surrender to one s surroundings making the natural world the protagonist and not the background of ourrratic uncertain and insignificant lives A type of beauty that shines in the mangled creatures she so carefully devotes her attention toShe unlocks meaning from the water bug sucking the life out of a frog or from the praying mantis laying ggs after mutilating the male or from monarch butterflies that hatch and carry the smell of previous seasons with them before they migrate to the south The careless and the unaware nature is the bountiful its outlandish fecundity and growth becomes and corruption decay and death are taken as intrinsic stages of this ongoing process of merely beingWords pour out of Dillard s poetic drive flooding pages with impossible detail and countless scientific facts that she matches up with the spiritual ache that urges her to go out very morning and some nights in search of answersThe problem of this particular reader was that she was incapable of joining Dillard in the vacuum of her mental space in the place where she dropped all uestions to become a still mirror to become what she saw I on the other hand remained an outcast a voyeur of her spiritual communion with the world unable to partake in its grace and gnarled glory I have since only very rarely seen the tree with lights in it The vision comes and goes mostly goes but I live for it for the moment when the mountains open and a new light roars in spate through the crack and the mountains slam pilgrim One who Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature embarks on a uest for somend conceived as sacred Any traveler Pilgrim at Tinker s Creek can perhaps best be described as a journal a travel journal in which Annie Dillard tells of her pilgrimage to find God Now if this was what I had understood the book to be I never would have read it And I would have missed an unforgettable reading xperienceNevertheless the recurrent hints that that s what is going on though never coalescing into this truth for me did disturb me somewhat So I want to deal with this aspect of the book and get it out of the way But first this spoiler simply tucks aside the names of the chapters of the book I refer to some of these in the review view spoiler1 Heaven and Earth in Jest2 Seeing3 Winter4 The Fixed5 Untying the Knot6 The Present7 Spring8 Intricacy9 Flood10 Fecundity11 Stalking12 Nightwatch13 The Horns of the Altar14 Northing15 The Waters of Separation hide spoiler For me two stars means I disliked it ven though GR says it means it was okay I usually don t finish books that I dislike that s why I have so few 2 star reviews here on this site However this one seemed harmless Trajan enough and there were aspects of the book I liked at least when I started Forxample there are a lot of stories and anecdotes about nature that were really interesting On cool autumn nights els hurrying to the sea sometimes crawl for a mile or across dewy meadows to reach streams that will carry them to salt water These are adult els silver els and this descent th. In the summer Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou She tries.

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Annie Dillard born April 30 1945 is an American author best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non fiction She has published works of poetry essays prose and literary criticism as well as two novels and one memoir Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan Unive