May you be ever spared barked slogans. ‘Images pass, as brief as barked slogans.’

Source: Edmund de Waal, The White Road (London: Chatto...


Conveying a light and gentle touch. ‘I wanted it to be a gesture, as easy as a hand on a shoulder.’



A vision of whiteness brought into relief through contrast with non-whiteness, rendering everything else mere shadow.

‘It is becoming his obsession,...


You can see this magnificent creature's breathing sheen.

‘His surfaces oscillate like the breathing flank of some thoroughbred animal.’



Try it, say ‘negligible’ slowly and see what a crumbly, negligible word it is.

‘His assets are negligible, a word...

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