"There is no need to personify a river: it is much too literally alive in its own way, and like air and earth themselves is a creature more powerful, more basic, than any living thing the earth has born. It is one of those few, huge, casual and aloof creatures by the mercy of whose existence our own existence was made possible.”

--James Agee, Now Let Us Praise These Famous Men 

Just arrived in Natchez for 24 hours on the town. Next stop, Japanese food for lunch; subsequently, shower.