Friday, June 11, 2010

Density of Being

"In Pasteur, holding his breath over the microscope, there is a density of being. Pasteur is never more alive than in that moment of scrutiny. At that moment he is moving forward. He is hurrying. He is advancing in seven-league boots, exploring distance despite his immobility."

From Antoine de Saint Exupery, 'Flight to Arras' (1942).

St. Ex writes with a distinctive confidence.

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