Monday, May 11, 2009

Peter Matthiessen

A change is taking place, some painful growth, as in a snake during the shedding of its skin─dull, irritable, without appetite, dragging about the stale shreds of a former life, near-blinded by the old dead scale on the new eye. It is difficult to adjust because I do not know who is adjusting; I am no longer that old person and not yet the new.
p.310, The Snow Leopard