The connections formed between Didion and the dam and Dillard and the Weasel are quite astonishing to the average person. People form connections with other people and minor attachments with material things such as cars and phones. The connections that the two writers talk about are therefore awkward to comprehend. The writers are very connected to the subject matters of their discussion and if possible they would like to be in the minds of their topics.
Didion is quite bothered as evidenced by, “Frequently I wonder what is happening at the dam this instant, at this precise intersection of time and space…
” Dillard thinks, “What goes on in his brain the rest of the time? What does a weasel think about?”In conclusion, the writers’ stories show us what it means to have a third eye in life. A dam and a weasel are everyday sights known to man. But it would be worth it if for once we, “might learn something of mindlessness, something of the purity of living in the physical senses and the dignity of living without bias or motive…” just like the dam and the weasel do.
It would also be worth it if we took time and appreciated our surroundings and tried to relax from our tiring everyday routines.