Paragraph of the day
"A shadow does not belong to the object that casts it." That was one of Roland Abu Hadee's favourite quotes. His understanding of it was incomplete. He knew that it had something to do with the fact that shadows were produced by light, not objects; that a shadow lengthened, shortened, or disappeared alltogether, relative to availability and position of light, even though the object remained motionless and unchanged. He knew that much, and as far as he was concerned, it was more than enough. The scientific implications -for that matter, the philosophical implications- didn't interest him. What mattered to Abu was the music of the sentence. "A shadow does not belong to the object that casts it." To Abu, it was a little poem. And in general, it was the poetics, the music of things that tossed his confetti.
- Tom Robbins in "Skinny Legs and All"