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View with a Grain of Sand (1996)
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You were saved because you were the first.
You were saved because you were the last.
Alone. With others.
On the right. On the left.
Because it was raining. Because of the shade.
Because the day was sunny.
Time has passed like a courier with urgent news. But that's just our simile. The character's invented, his haste is make-believe, his news inhuman.
The window has a wonderful view of a lake,
but the view doesn't view itself.
It exists in this world
soundless, odorless, and painless.
We call it a grain of sand
but it calls itself neither grain nor sand.
It does just fine without a name,
whether general, particular,
incorrect or apt.
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No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
July 2, 1923
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