And it was this last component that gave the final flourish to the mysterious sexual magnetism of her face, since there is nothing more attractive than the slightly monstrous, that which does not partake in nature entirely but is at the same time everywhere. I began to tune in to her voice, the cadence of her words, almost mechanical, automated. He offered it to me. Palin held her pose so precisely that I paid no heed to what she was saying. When he removed his wig, I was dumbstruck by the disheveled bun. It was then that I thought that, in America, even the most ancient things always call to mind something modern, and not the other way round. In the bathroom, two identical wash basins were embedded in a single, off-white piece of marble.
Once inside, I closed my eyes.
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All of a sudden they sounded like those of a cyborg, half-human, half-machine, at which point the autumnal, neutral landscape of her face, those mountains with their flora and fauna, froze over, became extraterrestrial. I turned off the volume on the TV. The faucet called to mind an abstract, metaphysical dolphin, as if sculpted by Oteiza but Made in China. She ceased to be Olivia Newton John baking apple pie in the cabin as she waited for a Robert Redford to return on horseback, while Henry Fonda fished trout for dinner, and mutated into a ruthless Bionic Woman on a secret mission, dispatched to the far corners of the American electoral universe. Interview with Garth Greenwell. It was then that I thought that, in America, even the most ancient things always call to mind something modern, and not the other way round. His handwriting linked jagged numbers.