story: “The Blue Tree”
author: Rick Bass
where: sofa and sleepy
note: This story encapsulates the impermanence of things, things like youth, places, and moments, but also–the pleasure of reading a short story. I’m reading and rereading Rick Bass this week while pondering the destruction of Joshua Tree National Park and other parks throughout the US, caused by human hubris and malice.
a line: “He savors it, knowing it won’t always be this way. But it is now. More so than he could ever have imagined.”