To see land and water curving upward in the distance until it seemed to stand on edge where it melted into the distant sky, and to feel that seas and mountains hung suspended directly above one's head
required such a complete reversal of the perceptive and reasoning faculties as almost to stupefy one.
But there is one charming bird: it is a small, snow-white tern, which smoothly hovers at the distance of a few feet above one's head
, its large black eye scanning, with quiet curiosity, your expression.
Examples of such activities included, but were not limited to, opening a tight jar lid or a new jar, turning a key, putting an object on a shelf above one's head
, washing or blow drying hair, using a knife to cut food, carrying a briefcase or shopping bag, and participating in recreational activities requiring little effort (e.g., playing cards or knitting).
Wires swept diagonally above one's head
, like guitar strings writ large.
'In most recent Western-style buildings, the ceilings are so low that one feels as if balls of fire were blazing directly above one's head
Starting above one's head
, there is the Cascadia drenching rain showerhead ($59.99).
To write novels is to uproot oneself, to venture forth carrying one's roots in the air above one's head
, and to let oneself be cut down by the first fool one encounters without a show of resistance and in the full knowledge of one's own ignominy.
Normally, they do the latter intentionally in the course of intentionally doing the former; but the thesis at issue leaves it open that the only intention at work in many such cases is the intention to raise one's hand above one's head
. (For discussion, see Mile 1992c, pp.
The route is emphasized by roof lanterns which bring daylight into the middle of the deep plan, and by a line of artificial lights, not far above one's head
which perform something of the same function as street lamps in open air thoroughfares.