Gravel, near Lake Cheston, Sewanee, TN. December, 2013
“Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy?…that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.” Moby-Dick, ch. 1, Melville
Ultimately, the object of desire is without form, and vast. And desire itself is just a conveyor. Reading Melville and being a student in a class taught by my colleagues, John Gatta and Tom Macfie, is blowing my mind.