19 November 2009

Fraudulent Destinies

'They ate and moved on, leaving the fire on the ground behind them, and as they rode into the mountains this fire seemed to become altered of its location, now here, now there, drawing away, or shifting unaccountably along the flank of their movement. Like some ignis fatuus belated upon the road behind them which all could see and of which none spoke. For this will to decieve that is in things luminous may manifest itself likewise in retrospect and so by sleight of some fixed part of a journey already accomplished may also post men to fraudulent destinies.'
Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy


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