But all these suggestions are false

It is the lowered head that makes her seem less noble than, say, a horse, or a deer surprised in the woods. More exactly, it is her lowered head and neck. As she stands still, the top of her head is level with her back, or even a little lower, and so she seems to be hanging her head in discouragement, embarrassment, or shame. There is at least a suggestion of humility and dullness about her. But all these suggestions are false.

Lydia Davis, The Cows. Sarabande Books, Louisville 2011

Auf deutsch erschienen in: L.D., Kanns nicht und wills nicht. Droschl, Graz 2014