The Miracle Is the Shortest Time

Abbys

Pattern of Elysian hues! Once in Ordos my father, climbing a hill after a storm, inadvertently entered the base of a rainbow – the rarest occurrence! – and found himself in colored air, in a play of light as if in paradise. He took one more step – and left paradise.

Vladimir Nabokov
The Gift (1937)

Photo by Jan Saudek: Abyss (1988)

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