Art of the Sentence

I wrote about the sentence below for Tin House’s “Art of the Sentence” series. If you haven’t read Stanley Crawford’s fantastic Log of The S.S. The Mrs Unguentine, please let me try to convince you that you’re missing out.

“Sometimes when I am weary of seeing things in that flat, three-dimensional manner once so much boasted of, two plus two, and all the rest, there seems to be no longer any precise moment when old Unguentine vanished from my life, it seems rather an almost gradual process that went on over many years and as part of a great rhythm, as if, through some gentle law of nature, his disappearance would be followed by his gradual reemergence, that he would come back, so on, so forth.”

(via thetinhouse)