Monday, 2 February 2009

whispered secrets

Alamogordo, New Mexico

The verb to dwell has a distinct meaning. At one time it meant to hesitate, to linger to delay, as when we say, "He is dwelling too long on this insignificant matter." To dwell, like the verb to abide (from which we derive abode) simply means to pause, to stay put for a length of time; it implies that we will eventually move on.

Garden of Eden
Museum of Jurassic Technology

Peter Greenaway, Drowning by Numbers