Libra 18. Waking in the night, a man feels an earthquake.
What he thought was an inner trembling turned out to be an outer trembling. The earth was shivvering as if cold, or as if it had had a vague, unpleasant dream.
Abruptly the quivvering subsided.
Falling back asleep he thought for a moment of tidal waves, of interrupted waterfalls, of rivers changing their course, of stones succumbing to gravity. Below him he felt the earth thinking of stars. This is what it always did to calm itself.