The Melancholy Of Anatomy: Real II

[see first The Melancholy Of Anatomy: Real I, here.]

When we broke for lunch, he sat down at the piano in his living room and played let's crawlwhat he said was “the music of the spheres,” based on his theory that the distances between the planets can be patterned on or related to the spacing between the keys on a piano.

Leaving that evening, I commented on the beautiful post-dusk grey light. Walter responded, “And this is the exact level of light that is broad daylight on Saturn.”

—Michael Ondaatje, The Conversations

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