Layers

21 Mar

The layers of skin include the part that has the root of the hair.

Layer cakes as representing power and society.

Layers of the earth’s crust are jagged and uneven. Earthquakes can happen.

Layered clothes. Always sensible. Always stylish. Ask any hobo.

Layers of meaning. Sometimes dogs bark.

Layered music, sounds on sounds on sounds climbing over each other like waves on a beach.

Sleeping under many layers of blankets. A toad in a hole.

Inverse layer cakes as representing power and society.

Every prayer has many layers.

Van Gogh liked to paint very thickly, with layers.

Dante’s layers of hell: a pit with a winding road.

The different layers of atmosphere, each with a grand air-filled name, each a bubble of blue. Russian nesting dolls of oxygen, winds, and wandering clouds.

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2 Responses to “Layers”

  1. Shez March 22, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    The English language so full of contradictions and ambiguous meanings. Is it any wonder we are often confused? 😉

    • pewterbreath March 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Ah, that’s what I think is wonderful about language too. The ambiguity is the best stuff–the gravy.

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