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speaking of. . .
The "petrel and the porpoise" line in 4Q. . . these are two animals who
live a life between, as Eliot knew we lived lives "between."
Any thoughts?
Michael

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This assumes that seas are between continents. But couldn't one equally
assume that that continents are between seas? And that subsoil is
between earth core & atmosphere. Then both petrel and porpoise are on
the outside, and giraffes & earthworms are between. :-)

Variations of the image are old -- e.g., "isthmus of a middle state" in
the _Essay on Man_.

Carrol