Sunday, January 29, 2006

Still Life

Nyssa, October 2003. Visit to Sewanee. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. ~ John Berger
A warm autumn afternoon with a gentle breeze; the college campus appears deserted save for the bicycle parked, leaning silently against the stone wall. The lone figure a girl, resting under the massive archway, is totally engrossed in her book, oblivious to the beauty of the gothic buildings and the surrounding woods. She is lost in the book, in the story of lands and people far away. This is peace.

Submission to PXITE for "Open Challenge". (end of post)

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