“Where is she going to and what has she left behind? The open sea, especially at night, is a terrifying place to be with there being so very little for consciousness to cling to. The ship’s rope ladder prefigures the various ladders Vixen is going to have to climb or descend during the course of her journey which will be not just spatial but spiritual as well although probably she’d be embarrassed to hear it described so. She might prefer to call it a struggle.

Ana Maria Pacheco
The Miraculous Journey of a Little Vixen, 2014

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