THE LUTHIER It is as simple as that, he thinks...the life is already in the timber...it has already lived a life to remember, it has its history, its personality, its story, its sound. Then we merely apply our ingenuity; the techniques we have developed, extraordinary species that we are.
LIKE WATER What more can I tell you about these two hours with Bea? They are like the first bend at the end of the Nullarbor. They prescribe a massive and unavoidable shift. They are like being tractor-beamed into the massive gravitational pull of a black hole. For me, Bea is unavoidable, pivotal, vital. It never occurs to me that I might be to her too.
ETHICAL MAN He walked the short distance to his vehicle and now, happy with this detailed plan, eased the four-wheel drive over virgin ground, keeping the revs low, walking it, walking it, hanging out of the window to study the ground and steer the tyres around individual plants, between the trees and into place. The wall of the tyre on the driver's side brushed exactly the rock he had sighted. He took such delight in this, that it twitched the corners of his mouth upward, if only fractionally.
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