"First there was nothing. Then there was everything.
Then, in a park above western city after dusk, the air is raining messages.
A woman sits on the ground, leaning against a pine.
It's bark presses hard against her back, as hard as life.
It's needles scent the air and a force hums in the heart of the wood...."
This is the opening paragraph of Richard Powers' The Overstory - I am already entranced and cannot wait to sink my teeth into this book!
"A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no-one is
around to hear it,does it make a sound?
And if a woman who's wholly alone occasionally talks
to a pot plant, is she certifiable?
I'm confident that it is perfectly normal
to talk to oneself occasionally.
It's not as though I'm expecting a reply.
I'm fully aware that Polly
is a houseplant"
(Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, p57)
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