See how the periodic sentence uses parallel phrases to withhold its essential element; marked by suspended syntax, it places its final revelation right before the concluding period.

Like the sentence, the people move forward, want resolution, seek conclusions, note parallels, but they, of course, reach no final revelations, no concluding periods–no time with an end, no discrete clause of history, no full stop.

A period is an interval of time in a cyclic motion; a period is determined by recurring phenomena.

from Apart by Catherine Taylor


About Amber Donofrio

A writer, contemporary art enthusiast, and nature appreciator divided between coasts.
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