LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/ABR/2005 3:10 PM|
"Rapidly, very very quickly, all the colours faded;
it became darker and darker as at the beginning
of a violent storm; the light sank and sank;
we kept saying this is the shadow; and we thought
now it is over this is the shadow; when suddenly
the light went out. We had fallen. It was extinct.
There was no colour. The earth was dead. That was
the astonishing moment: and the next when as if a
ball had rebounded, the cloud took colour on itself
again; and so the light came back. I had very
strongly the feeling as the light went out of
some vast OBEISANCE; something kneeling down and
suddenly raised up when the colours came...
Then it was all over till 1999."
VIRGINIA WOOLF IN HER DIARY, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1927
What does obeisance mean in this context?
Thanks a lot!
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