Monday, 1 December 2008
The visible world
It makes me very happy that quite a few people liked my 'under' photos, below, and they actually inspired two poems, Bill's in the Comments below and Dave's on his own blog! This means a lot to me especially because I took them when feeling pretty wretched. The effort to be attentive, it seems, is never lost. As long as you keep looking around and trying to express something, there is an accumulated quality of attention that may creep up and surprise you, creep up from somewhere way deeper than the currently prevailing mood.
The redoubtable Whiskey River has a lovely quotation today from Czeslaw Milosz:
"... for I have learned to doubt philosophy
and the visible world is all that remains."