Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Spadina streetcar, twisting a tiny nose stud.

Caucasian woman, early 20s, with light blonde hair tucked under a winter-white cap with plastic gems sewn into the pattern's cross sections. She wears an eggshell blue jacket with lined hood and fleece gloves made to look like corduroy, twisted rows of brown fibre.

Life of Pi, Yann Martel (Vintage)

Page 93:

There are many examples of animals coming to surprising living arrangements. All are instances of that animal equivalent of anthropomorphism: zoomorphism, where an animal takes a human being, or another animal, to be one of its kind.
Her dog is warm and kind with considerate, glass eyes. His scarf is held in place by invisible stitches, his ears lined and soft to her touch. He rests his furry chin on her chest, gives against her generous scratches. She leans to the edge of her bed, reaches for the light, and feels him settle into her back. As the rooms grows dark she stays still, giving him most of the cover, and wonders how they got so lucky.

1 comment:

zitakatalin said...

Great scene with the dog ... reminds me of the atmosphere I create with mine when we're alone and I'm reading and she's trying to get comfortable by burrowing further and further into my back.

At times like that I feel like she's my offspring.