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From: kaet Date: July 2nd, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
But surely most arrivals are momentary?
j4 From: j4 Date: July 2nd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, momentary lapses of absence; mere gasps of light in the gathering dark, a sparrow flying through the brightly-lit hall, fleeting feathers. Yes. Hwær cwom hand on hearpestrenge? Hwær cwom hrædærendgewrit?

Þæs ofereode,
þisses swa mæg
From: kaet Date: July 2nd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
A much more profound point than the one I was making, ;), about the instantaneous nature of arrival, even for those who stay for some time.

There was a moth in the bathroom yesterday, quite a big pretty one. I drained the bath and it avoided jumping in, but when it was empty it somehow contrived to land upside down in the thin layer of water (dampness) left in the bath. There was a kind of dusty stuff coming off of it, which turned out to be the wing surface. I tried to rescue it with a tissue, but it contrived to be flustered and make things worse for itself. In the end I threw it in the bin, apparently dead. But it scrambled to the top, and didn't appear to have any wings left. But it managed to fly across the bin now with almost completely translucent wings. This morning it was gone.
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