- Stephen Crane, from "The Open Boat"
Monday, May 24, 2010
the furniture of the world
"A night on the sea in an open boat is a long night. As darkness settled finally, the shine of the light, lifting the sea in the south, changed to full gold. On the northern horizon a new light appeared, a small bluish gleam on the edge of the waters. These two lights were the furniture of the world. Otherwise there was nothing but waves."