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The Maytrees by Annie Dillard Day 9

July 31, 2020 | Pages 121-133 ("In the meantime she cleared the landing strip.")

Time is one of Dillard’s topics, but how it changes us & how it doesn’t, what’s bound to erode & what’s utterly insoluble. —Elizabeth

“Old people were not incredulous at having once been young, but at being young for so many decades running.”

Dillard’s metaphoric language is often very funny—the baby Tandy the size and shape of a one-quart thermos--& odd & lovely—love rebounding from Maine to Mass. off “that old blackboard the moon.” It shows things & undermines them, both. —Elizabeth

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