Wind, Sand, and Stars
a set of sketches instead of a singular, this paintings tells of fighting with a twister within the Andes; of crashing within the Libyan wilderness; and of motion, event and hazard.
Going to keel over any minute and cut up open from head to navel there earlier than my eyes. yet he saved repeating with a glassy stare: "That pump, that emergency pump." he is out of his head, i assumed. he will commence dancing in a minute. ultimately he stopped observing the airplane - which had no longer long past up in flames - and stared at me as a substitute. And he stated back: "I'm o.k.. it really is that emergency pump. It received me within the knee." Why we weren't blown up, i don't be aware of. I switched on my electrical torch and went.
Order of value, was once this appointment we have been lacking with the moon! The fast responsibility, the one responsibility of the planet whence this man's message got here, used to be to provide us actual figures for our computations one of the stars. And its figures were fake. This being so, the planet had merely to carry its tongue. Néri scribbled: "Instead of losing their time with this nonsense they might do larger to haul us again to Cisneros, in the event that they can." by means of "they" he intended the entire peoples of the globe, with.
Sergeant at peace, you're dipping your bread into your espresso. you're rolling cigarettes. you're like the lad who has been informed he'll now not be punished finally. And but, just like the relaxation, you are prepared to begin back this night on that short sprint on the finish of which the one factor a guy can do is kneel down. many times in my head there is going the query i've got desired to ask you ever considering that final evening: "Sergeant, what's it makes you prepared to die?" yet i do know that it really is very unlikely to invite.
Of the 12 months while the eels needs to cross all the way down to the Sargasso Sea, and are available what could, not anyone can hinder them. On that day they spit upon their ease, their tranquillity, their tepid waters. Off they pass over ploughed fields, pricked by way of the hedges and skinned by way of the stones, looking for the river that results in the abyss. nevertheless did you're feeling your self swept away by means of that inward migration approximately which nobody had ever stated a be aware to you. You have been prepared for a kind of bridal that used to be a secret to you, yet in.
Outward jointly within the similar path. there is not any comradeship other than via union within the related excessive attempt. Even in our age of fabric future health this needs to be so, else how should still we clarify the happiness we suppose in sharing our final crust with others within the wilderness? No sociologist's textbook can be triumphant by contrast truth. each pilot who has flown to the rescue of a comrade in misery is familiar with that every one joys are useless compared to this one. And this, it can be, is explanation why the realm.