I have always been sympathetic with
the early notion of a divine power that
exists in a particular place, or that
travels about over the face of the earth
as a man might wander - when he is
"there" he is surely not here.
You can shake the hand of a man
you meet in the woods; but the
spirit seems to roll along
like the mythical hoop snake
with its tail in its mouth.
Puliter Prize-winning American author