Posted in January 2013

train dreams

Months after reading Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams, I found myself reaching for it again, to anchor myself in how it grounds the personal in a vastness which can only be found in nature, and it teaches you that the trick is to keep breathing. I think it happened because I’d read Uzma Aslam Khan’s mesmeric … Continue reading

anticipating 2013

A holiday some years ago revealed to me the magic of the uncurling fern: It’s how the stunning Silver Fern grows, uncurling into fronds that reach heights as tall as 10 metres and beyond. And, towering over tree cover, looks like a mad wave at the world/ ancient antlers probing the vastness around/ an eccentric, … Continue reading