"I occasionally wonder what portion of my life has been spent dawdling like this along streams. In search of turtles, or frogs, or rock bass, or simply lost in thought and basking in the lee of the great iambic-tetrameter noun Inconsequentiality."
('A Visit to Four or Five Streams', Rivers & Birds, Merrill Gilfillan)
It's sentences such as these that make me cherish Gilfillan's prose.
Apologies for the absence of posts. As you will have gathered, I've been busy. Sadly, though, with nothing particularly rewarding.