Dark Days Are Upon Us
The days are getting much shorter up here in the North. And the nights are getting much longer. This naturally elicits dark thoughts. But this morning I remembered the perfect antidote to such brooding. So I’m searching my chaotic personal library for Loren Eiseley’s The Night Country. This book is a masterpiece where Eiseley’s poetic prose lights up the darkest night.
“Consider the starry heavens: We see certain things most clearly after dark.” —Hippokrites
Another fine book by him is The Star Thrower.