nothing is tangled

“There is a still point where the present, the now, winds around itself, and nothing is tangled. There river is not where it begins, or ends, but right in the middle point, anchored by what has happened and what is to arrive. You can close your eyes and there will be a light snow falling in New York, and seconds later you are sunning upon a rock in Zacapa, and seconds later you are surfing through Bronx on the strength of your own desire. There is no way to find a word to fit around this feeling. Words resist it. Words give it a pattern it does not own. Words put it in time. They freeze what cannot be stopped.”

–Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

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