Big Cottonwood Canyon
Resurrection must be like this,
suspended on a stony lip that juts
obliquely from a wrinkled quartzite face.
My friend had called it Stewart’s
Ridge and said to watch him on
the crux before he vanished in
a cloud of solemn spidery motions.
Soon his shouts blew thin
within the wind around and
stream somewhere below and
rock all wheres above.
I slowly feed the rope and wait.
When you climb the air holds you.
You learn to lean against the sky, to
let the ...
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- Editor's Note from November 12, 2015
Issue 35: Fractals, zombie ants, and a dashing evangelist-monk. /
- Why Fractals Are So Beautiful
We’re finding infinitely complex, self-similar shapes all over creation. And we’re just getting started. /
- I Want to Be a Zombie Ant
How a fungus can turn an insect into a new creature bent to its own will. /
- The Handsome, Pun-Loving Missionary Who Teased Popes
Columbanus died 1,400 years ago this month, having re-evangelized Western Europe. /
- Wonder on the Web
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