Agate's voice was beautiful, and when he read or told one listened and entered into space and quietness.
"Always Coming Home" – Ursula K. Le Guin (p. 24)
It's so good to be reading Le Guin again, and again it's not just her inventiveness, it's the tiny but very carefully selected details that make her writing so remarkable. To enter into space and quietness — the feeling of your normal life being suspended while something more enormous and at the same time subtle is happening.
It's a rare quality that her writing achieves in its best moments.