'Rising from and heading toward nowhere'

  Along the shore of Acadia National Park, Maine    -- Photo by Brian W. Schaller

Along the shore of Acadia National Park, Maine

-- Photo by Brian W. Schaller

“They were walking along a roadway of great slabs of stone set down one after another, the beginning and end of which they could take in at a glance, a road rising from and heading toward nowhere now.


"'You can't get there from here,' William said, using a Down East accent. 'Anymore.' Maine, they thought of Maine, then. Evidently this truncated road could still carry them as far away and as long ago as that.” 

-- Nancy Clark, from A Way From Home: A Novel