In reality, I am not of this persuasion. We are not to be found among the stones, we have been the stream. And it is the stream, not the colliding boulders, that metaphor. Only the way, only makes up a life. Without the torrent the boulders do not clash, nothing moves or is bound anywhere. The stream . . . is the life energy that sets events to reeling and colliding. If the boulders are big enough they may momentarily impede the stream, but the stream, life, is the energizing power. Events are its creation.
–All The Strange Hours, 1975
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