Pelican : Awesome :: Australasia : Pinnacle ; wait.
Broom of the System, DFW. But just, pretty great.
“Since every member of the Snapiard family thought of themselves just as family-members, it meant that if there was less of a family, they were less people, and if there wasn’t a family, they weren’t people.”
“…in the full sense.”
“Weren’t people in the full sense.”
“Each family member, then, in a natural and understandable attempt to preserve individual identity and efficacy of will…”
“…sought to restore identity, and a sense of belonging, by attaching themselves to things in the world, extrafamilial objects and pursuits; they sought identity and shelter in things.”
“The problem, again, however, was that in making their own sense of self and rightness-with-themselves-as people depend on things outside them, the family-members were letting themselves in for riskiness and trouble. Things couldn’t be people, not even the people they belonged to.”
“And now a lost or misplaced thing meant what, for the Snapiard family?”
…but just, what?
Kylesa also on the radar. bad ass.
… Jakob too.