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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Questions that once moved like light...now and then: here and many places

"This then is where I am, and as I settle to work I find I have to resolve, step by slow step, experiences and questions that once moved like light.  The life of country and city is moving and present ... through a network of relationships and decisions. 
    A dog is barking – that chained bark – behind the asbestos barn.  It is now and then: here and many places. When there are questions to put, I have to push back my chair, look down at my papers, and feel the change."
 

—Raymond Williams, "The Country and the City" (1973) p8.