the iridescent and the dark

I have sometimes thought that there are moments when you can see it all – and if not the future, then all that has come before.

And I think also of the gathering net Evan threw into the water, and how he let it sink, and how he drew it up again, and how it showed us the iridescent and the dark, the lustrous and the grotesque.

– both Anita Shreve, The Weight of Water

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