I did not want to live out my life in the strenuous effort to hold a ghost world together. It was plain as the stars that time herself moved in grand tidal sweeps rather than the tick-tocks we suffocate within, and that I must reshape myself to fully inhabit the Earth rather than dawdle in the sump of my foibles.

-excerpt from Julip by Jim Harrison


  1. sigh. i feel just like that. ♡

  2. Jim Harrison has an amazing talent with words. I have a slight (ok, major) crush on him...

  3. Sherri O'Connor4/25/10, 11:34 AM

    I love this excerpt! So true!