through an icecold river, 'hales' instead of goals and no such thing as offside - it's football, but not as we know it.
But the self-as-all soon reveals itself as an indeterminate abyss: having mistaken the self for the criterion and sum of reality, the Romantic is soon aswim
in "unreal" fantasies that she devours and discards: all things are absorbed in the self, and all things are ultimately found wanting.
The aroma of about two pounds of gemlike mussels in their open shells aswim
in a delightfully fragrant bath was heady, indeed.
as they were in all that juice and sugarglide
An example is his portrait of Willem Coymans (Washington National Gallery), puppyishly supercilious and trying to look suave aswim
in a profusion of costly clothes.
Easily my favourite article was John Holgate's "WYSIWYG Words", a fun and often funny contribution to the same general area of wordplay humour I'm currently aswim
Made from the first pressing of handpicked Trinidadian cane and distilled twice in alembic pot stills, 10 Cane makes a powerful impression in a market aswim
in neutral rums taking their flavors from lab experiments.
Denis's superb cinematographer Agnes Godard, responsible for the ravishing images of Beau Travail (1999), here trains her camera on landscapes of flayed flesh, on Dalle's tumid lips and hungry tongue aswim
in crimson, and on walls artfully spattered with blood.
Such displacement is a delicate trick of novelistic art; and like the best such tricks, its workings suggest a non-gimmicky wisdom--this one having something to do with the private obsessions and tiny destinies subversively aswim
in all social orders, with the radically various contingencies and temporalities roiling just beneath the waterline of all the larger stories we tell.
Though the soloist cried for her son lost in war, in torture, in crucifixion, with voice tears unbearable, the morning sky was aswim
with hundreds of sea gulls rising, rising, rising.
Through my open windows, honeybees--dazed, listless, post-summer drones--keep drifting in and out, bristling as they bob before the TV screen, aswim
now with the image of a lone seal pup in a camera-lighted sea.
There are plenty of good starter choices, from the chef's soup of the day, which on our most recent visit was a fragrant broth aswim
with baby lima beans, duck and kale ($4/$6), to a preparation of crisp veal sweetbreads ($12) that flanked the guilty pleasure with sumptuous little potato gnocchi.