To wake in the night and listen, in the surrounding silence, to the quiet breathing of someone sleeping next to you.
First thing in the morning I raise the blind and there is a pigeon sitting in profile on a television aerial. It strikes me that if you draw a line from under the beak of the bird (any bird really) to the lower part of its breast, you have a question mark. In the same way, hidden in the shape of a bird are two eggs. The first and smaller egg is its head; the second is its body.
as a child in the 1950s, i first stopped to listen to the whistling sound in the parallel copper wires that ran on poles for miles besides the road between my town and the next, and believed it to be the accumulated sound of many simultaneous telephone conversations
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