Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Ear we go again

"The sea and the ear are connected. Each bump, tilt, and slide of the boat registers in the inner ear. Labyrinth is the word anatomists use: deep inside our heads are looping canals and a snaillike cochlea filled with a gelatinous mass, freckled with lime crystals, and lined with delicate hairs that give us hints about whether we're walking on the walls or not. My inner ear is sick, all the hairs mown down. I fall, get dizzy, fall again." —Gretel Ehrlich, The Future of Ice


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