aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Posted by dav at 2008 October 18 07:07 PM
File under: Art

The Long Salient Moment

Jed drew his breath in with astonishment, his face and torso awash in warm rush of the sunset. He unclasped his hands from the wheel of the aging tractor drawing them back and out at an even pace, as if flinging them in slow motion towards a position of exultation. He didn't exhale as an epiphany rolled through his inner mindscape like a suddenly fallen apple rolling down a sloping blanket of grass, dimpled with roots, seeds and the rest of Nature's miscellaneous detritus.

"None of this is real," he thought, and the moment seemed to last an eternity.

Comments:

This one kicks ass! You can almost feel the warmth of the sun...

Posted by: Thomas on October 18, 2008 10:24 PM

This is your best one yet!

Posted by: Ian Kennedy on October 19, 2008 08:52 AM

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