Monday, April 24, 2006

From Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire:

The smoke jumpers dying...

"By now they were short of breath from the exertion of their climbing and their lungs were being seared by the heat. A world was coming where no organ of the body had consciousness but the lungs."

The burned forest...

"It was a world of still-warm ashes that had incubated once-hot poles. The black poles looked as if they had been born of the gray ashes as the result of some vast effort at sexual intercourse on the edges of the afterlife."

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