“Blessed be moments, millimeters and, even humbler than these, the shadows of all tiny things.” —FERNANDO PESSOA I’ve been re-reading the novel Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata, which I first read as a young college student without knowing anything about the aesthetic it was born from or how I would later become obsessed with that aesthetic as a way to see the world.
Reminds me what Michelangelo said about sculpting David when asked by a pope. One of the greatest all-time sculptures from one piece of material. “It's simple. I just remove everything that is not David."
I love thinking about the nuances of story. Thank you for this piece. I've pre-ordered your book and am looking forward to reading it and exploring flash fiction.
Your book in 100 words sounds more like your book as a poem. I’m entranced. (And ordering your book.)