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Driving away from the motel, he was still unsure about whether to head north, east, or west. South— Mexico—he didn't want. On impulse he drove a couple of blocks toward the massed trees, the river. Above the dam it looked like an eastern river, wide and full and slow-moving, and there for some distance the banks were lined with expensive-looking houses. There was the sound of a motorboat, and in a moment a crack in the green wall showed a skier passing on the brown water. Nearby was a city park; he entered and drove through it slowly.
Part of the feeling of strangeness was no doubt due to the fact that he was just coming out of a bad time. Even if he hadn't been on good terms with her lately, it was only to be expected that such a loss would leave him in a shocked condition for several weeks. But he was starting to come out of it now. Later that day, he was almost at Tucson where he realized where he was going. At home in San Diego, he watched the sun go down into the one great ocean, just as once, long ago, he had watched it rise.
The observer's own skull? " But there ensued a thoughtful pause, The scientist chewed his mustache. " "Yes. NMR scans are a proven means of probing inside matter. " "Nuclear magnetic resonance. All that we actually project into the body, the specimen, or whatever, is a strong magnetic field. This causes the nuclei of certain atoms inside the specimen to line up in certain ways. Then, when the imposed field is removed, the nuclei flip back again. " The scientist smiled. " "Well, no, it's not harmful.