Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Some books read as art. This is one of them. Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost is a series of essays illuminating the beauty and power of the unknown, the gift of wandering and a all-round revel in the joy of discovery. The content/subject is gorgeous...but it's honestly the writing that catches me in a net. It's a bit like being under water; it's heavy; something vast surrounding you with such a quickness. But it's light too; expansive, that vast 'something' gives way easily, making you aware of your body and presence in a way that moving through air/atmosphere can not. Solnit's writing does this for my brain.