The World Cannot Be Lost


“The world has no name . . . The names of the cerros and the sierras and the deserts exist only on maps. We name them that we do not lose our way. Yet it was because the way was lost to us already that we have made those names. The world cannot be lost. We are the ones. And it is because these names and these coordinates are our own naming that they cannot save us. That they cannot find for us the way again.”

–Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

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