Six sentences for Sunday, September 22, 2013:
From time to time, someone will try to get across. Bridges have been proposed, but all have failed. Several famous expeditions have tried to climb down the sheer edge of the divide, hoping that when they reached the bottom they would be able to walk across and climb up the other side, but by all accounts there is no bottom to reach. Those who set out walking in search of the place where the two sides meet have never returned. Every few years someone goes up in a hang glider or biplane and tries to navigate the air, but the winds are too strong. The more direct don’t bother with equipment at all, simply hurl themselves over the edge.